Community Profile

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Demographics
General Characteristics Number Percent U.S.
Total Population 6,490    
Male 2,802 46.1 49.1%
Female 3,276 53.9 50.9%
Median age (years) 37.1 (X) 35.3
Under 5 years 420 6.9 6.8%
18 years and over 4,416 72.7 74.3%
65 years and over 999 16.4 12.4%
       
One race 6,420 98.9 97.6%
White 5,179 79.8 75.1%
Black or African American 1,046 16.1 12.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native 53 0.8 0.9%
Asian 37 0.6 3.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1 0.1 0.9%
Some other race 102 1.6 5.5%
Two or more races 70 1.1 2.4%
       
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 227 3.5 12.5%
       
Household population 5,757 94.7 97.2%
Group quaters population 321 5.3 2.8%
       
Average household size 2.55 (X) 2.59%
Average family size 3.06 (X) 3.14%
       
Total housing units 2,601    
Occupied housing units 2,257 86.8 91.0%
Owner-occupied housing units 1,506 66.7 66.2%
Renter-occupied housing units 751 33.3 33.8%
Vacant housing units 344 13.2 9.0%
Social Characteristics Number Percent U.S.
Population 25 years and over 3,836    
High school graduate or higher 2,931 76.4 80.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 472 12.3 24.4%
Civilian veterans (civilian population 18 years and over) 666 15.1 12.7%
Disability status (population 5 years and over) 1,233 22.9 19.3%
Foreign born 117 1.9 11.1%
Male, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over) 1,284 60.7 56.7%
Female, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over) 1,374 51.6 52.1%
Speak a language other than English at home (population 5 years and over) 247 4.4 17.9%
Economic Characteristics Number Percent U.S.
In labor force (population 16 years and over) 2,635 56.6 63.9%
Mean travel time to work in minutes (workers 16 years and over) 28.8 (X) 25.5
Median family income in 1999 (dollars) 32,278 (X) 50,046
Per capita income in 1999 (dollars) 14,317 (X) 21,587
Families below poverty level 246 15.5 9.2%
Individuals below poverty level 1,115 19.6 12.4
Housing Characteristics Number Percent U.S.
Single-family owner-occupied homes 1,303    
Median value (dollars) 57,700 (X) 119,600
Median of selected monthly owner costs (X) (X)  
With a mortgage (dollars) 785 (X) 1,088
Not mortgage (dollars) 264 (X) 295
(X) Not applicable    

 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Summary File 1 (SF 1) and Summary File 3 (SF 3)

Employers
Company Name Category Employment
Texas Die Casting, Inc. Alum Die Casting 135
3D Plastics Plastics Molding 90
Southwest Plastics & Fiber Recycling Recycling 30
Vital Earth Resources Horticultural Soils 40
Spencer Harris Oil Field Repair/Service/Fabrication 50
Allstate Coatings Company Paving Maintenance Products 12
Sales USA Bottle Juice Company 20
Timco Heavy Steel Fabrication 7
Environmental Compliance & Recovery Recycling 15
M-3 Contractors Oilfield Services 20
L&M Construction Building Construction 15

Gladewater Featured Business

Texas Die Casting manufactures aluminum die cast components for a wide range of markets, including: appliance, automotive, electronics, instruments and general industry.

Texas Die Casting, opened in Gladewater, Texas in 1984 with a 28,000 square foot manufacturing facility. With hard work, outstanding quality, and dependable service we have successfully expanded our facility to exceed 75,000 square feet and have tripled our manufacturing capabilities.

In addition to outstanding growth in our die cast department, our secondary machining operations have continued to grow to meet the varied needs of our customers, including: drilling, tapping, turning, boring, milling, sanding, shot blasting, vibratory finish, and more.

Taxes
Property Tax  
Taxing Entity* Taxes/Per $100**
City of Gladewater 0.642560
Gregg County 0.257200
Glaewater ISD 1.170000
Kilgore College 0.154000
Gregg County Road & Bridge .005300
Total Property Tax Rate

2.229060

*Not all taxes would apply. Depends on location of business or home
**All Property is Assessed @ 100% Valuation
Source: trueautomation.com

 

City County State Special Purpose
1% .5% 6.25% .5%

 

Avaliable Greenfield Sites
Name Acreage
East Commerce Industrial Park 6.6
West Commerce 52

 

Education
Name of Institution Number of Students
Kilgore College 7000
Gladewater High School 618
LeTourneau University  
Texas State Technical College  
Gladewater Center for Community Education 100

 

Transportation
Highways  
Interstate 1-20 (13 miles south)  
Interstate 1-30 (45 miles north)  
US Highway 271  
US Highway 80  
US Highway 135  
Motor Freight Surrounding Area  
6 Serving the Surrounding Area  
Air Transporation  
Nearest Airport Miles from Airport
East Texas Regional Airport 25
Gladewater Municipal Airport 1
Location From Major Cities  
Atlanta 675
Chicago 870
Dallas 105
Houston 210
Healthcare Services
Name of Service Description
Good Shepherd Medical Center Clinic associated with hospital
Hugman Kent Clinic Clinic
UT Health Center Clinic
Quality of Life
Public Parks 3
Public Tennis Courts 2
Football/Soccer/Baseball Fields 1
Golf Cources 2
Public Libraries 1
Theatres 1
Museums/Galleries 1
Churches 30
Major Events/Festivals
Name of Event Approx. Date of Event
Gusher Days April
Arts & Crafts Festival September
Round-Up Rodeo June
Christmas Tyme in Gusherville December