Gorman, Texas

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Gorman, Texas
Location of Gorman, Texas
Location of Gorman, Texas
Eastland County Gorman.svg
Coordinates: 32°12′43″N 98°40′17″W / 32.21194°N 98.67139°W / 32.21194; -98.67139Coordinates: 32°12′43″N 98°40′17″W / 32.21194°N 98.67139°W / 32.21194; -98.67139
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
 • Land1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
1,453 ft (443 m)
 • Total1,083
 • Density659/sq mi (254.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)254
FIPS code48-30308[1]
GNIS feature ID1336742[2]

Gorman is a city in Eastland County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,083 at the 2010 census,[3] down from 1,236 at the 2000 census.


Gorman is located in southeastern Eastland County at 32°12′43″N 98°40′17″W / 32.21194°N 98.67139°W / 32.21194; -98.67139 (32.211956, -98.671281).[4] Texas State Highway 6 passes through the community, leading northwest 20 miles (32 km) to Eastland, the county seat, and southeast 11 miles (18 km) to De Leon.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.3 km2), all of it land.[3]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20161,032[5]−4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,236 people, 474 households, and 310 families residing in the city. The population density was 750.7 people per square mile (289.2/km²). There were 569 housing units at an average density of 345.6/sq mi (133.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 80.42% White, 0.08% African American, 0.89% Native American, 17.72% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 29.13% of the population.

There were 474 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the city, the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,758, and the median income for a family was $32,431. Males had a median income of $25,800 versus $18,417 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,906. 16.3% of the population and 10.1% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 20.4% of those under the age of 18 and 19.6% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.


The city is served by the Gorman Independent School District.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Gorman has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[7]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Gorman city, Texas". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ Climate Summary for Gorman, Texas

External links[edit]