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Gilmer is a city in Upshur County, in the Longview metro area.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Gilmer is 32.728N. The longitude is -94.942W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 367 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,025.


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Median household income
Local
$28,487
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Gilmer demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 9. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.8 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Freddie King, blues guitarist
· Michelle Shocked, musician
Nearby parks & recreation: Roosevelt Park
Historic routes: Cherokee Trace
Historic sites and museums: Upshur Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Gilmer demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Upshur County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Longview-Marshall area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 75644 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Gilmer residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gilmer ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gilmer was $16,823, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of Gilmer residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Gilmer, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $305.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $636.


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Libraries in Gilmer include Upshur County Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Gilmer include Gilmer Mirror

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Upshur County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gilmer political report.

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The average commute time for Gilmer workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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