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Overview

Introduction to Gladewater, Texas

Gladewater, Texas, in Gregg county, is 12 miles W of Longview, Texas (center to center) and 109 miles E of Dallas, Texas. Gladewater is part of the surrounding Longview - Marshall metro area.

Gladewater History

Gladewater was established in 1873 when the Texas and Pacific Railway Company purchased land from Jarrett Dean and Anderson White. Residents of St Clair and Point Pleasant moved to town because of the railway link. It is said that the city is named after the nearby Glade Creek. Gladewater was incorporated in 1874. The discovery of oil resulted in a boom in the 1930s and 40s, and a council-mayor form of government was adopted in 1955. Lumbering, manufacturing, and agriculture have remained the mainstay of the city's economy.

Gladewater and Nearby Attractions

  • Longview Museum of Fine Arts
  • Tyler State Park
  • Caldwell Zoo
  • Starr Family Home State Historic Site
  • Jefferson Railway Depot

Things To Do In Gladewater

Gov. Hogg Shrine Historic Site, which can be accessed from Gladewater, was named in honor of the first Texas-born governor of the state, James Stephen Hogg. The site has three museums. Exhibits related to arming, oil, railroads, schools, and timber are displayed at the Gregg County Historical Museum. Steam train rides may be enjoyed at the nearby Jefferson Railway Depot. The 287-acre Martin Creek Lake State Park offers water skiing, picnicking, camping, fishing, and boating opportunities. Daingerfield State Park, and Lake Bob Sandlin State Park are also close to Gladewater.

Gladewater Transportation

Air transportation is available from Shreveport Regional Airport.

Gladewater Higher Education

Kilgore College, LeTourneau University, and University of Texas at Tyler are located close to Gladewater.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,381
Male Share of the Population45.5%
Female Share of the Population54.5%
Senior Citizens15%
Employed Population 16+2,599
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married42.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.7%
Median Earnings25+$29,189
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$32,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,574

Wealth

Median Family Income$36,780
% Above Poverty Level73.7%
% Below Poverty Level26.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone22.5%
Median Gross Rent$862
Median House Value$95,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)47.8%
German9.9%
Irish9.6%
English8.8%
French Except Basque4.1%
Scottish3.3%
Welsh1.2%
Dutch1%
Italian0.5%
Swedish0.3%
Greek0.3%
Australian0.3%
Canadian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Russian0.1%
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Gladewater Almanac

CategoryValue
County Gregg County
Standard Zip Codes75647
Phone Area Codes430,903
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude32.54
Approximate Longitude-94.94

Gladewater Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationLONGVIEW
Distance13.1 miles
Jan Temp34 to 57 F
Apr Temp51 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 95 F
Oct Temp53 to 80 F
Annual Precip49 inches
StationGILMER 4 WNW
Distance16 miles
Jan Temp31 to 55 F
Apr Temp50 to 75 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp51 to 78 F
Annual Precip47 inches
StationHENDERSON
Distance25.8 miles
Jan Temp33 to 56 F
Apr Temp50 to 76 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp52 to 78 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Big Sandy1,653$58,413
Clarksville City827$69,375
East Mountain1,258$69,167
Kilgore14,784$65,092
Longview82,219$54,763

Gladewater Public Libraries

Lee Public Library
312 W PACIFIC AVE
Gladewater, Texas
(903) 845-2640

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Gladewater Public Schools

Broadway El
200 E Broadway
ZIP: 75647
(903) 845-6971
Primary
Total Enrollment 267
Gay Avenue Pri
100 Gay Ave
ZIP: 75647
(903) 845-2254
Primary
Total Enrollment 377
Gladewater H S
2201 W Gay Ave
ZIP: 75647
(903) 845-5591
High
Total Enrollment 541
Gladewater Middle
700 W Melba Ave Ste B
ZIP: 75647
(903) 845-2243
Middle
Total Enrollment 393
Sabine El
5219 Old Hwy 135 N
ZIP: 75647
(903) 984-5320
Primary
Total Enrollment 696
Sabine H S
5424 Fm 1252 W
ZIP: 75647
(903) 984-8587
High
Total Enrollment 386
Sabine Middle
5424 Fm 1252 W
ZIP: 75647
(903) 984-4767
Middle
Total Enrollment 319
Truman Children's Ctr
220 W Hwy 80
ZIP: 75647
(903) 845-4342
Other
Union Grove Daep
11220 Union Grove Rd
ZIP: 75647
(903) 845-5509
Union Grove El
11220 Union Grove Rd
ZIP: 75647
(903) 845-3481
Primary
Total Enrollment 445
Union Grove H S
11220 Union Grove Rd
ZIP: 75647
(903) 845-5506
High
Total Enrollment 211
Union Grove J H
11220 Union Grove Rd
ZIP: 75647
(903) 845-5506
Middle
Total Enrollment 112
Weldon Int
314 E Saunders
ZIP: 75647
(903) 845-6921
Middle
Total Enrollment 274
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