Grayson County

Grayson County, Texas

Grayson County, Texas

Grayson County, Texas. Photograph by Herbert Smith.

Grayson County, in north central Texas, is bordered by the Red River and by Fannin, Collin, Denton, and Cooke counties. The county seat, Sherman, which lies approximately sixty-five miles north of Dallas, is part of the Sherman-Denison Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county's center point is at 33°40' north latitude and 96°40' west longitude. Grayson County, 934 square miles in area, has an elevation ranging from 600 to 800 feet and generally level terrain with some low hills. The northern part, which drains into Lake Texoma and the Red River, is characterized by acidic soils of the Post Oak Belt, with loamy or sandy surfaces. The southern areas, which drain to tributaries of the Trinity River, have blackland soils conducive to the growth of trees such as post oak, bois d'arc, elm, and walnut, as well as various types of grasses. Natural resources include limestone, oil and gas, bituminous coal, and sand and gravel. Grayson County is drained principally by Choctaw Creek and its two main tributaries, Post Oak and Iron Ore creeks. The county has an average annual precipitation of thirty-seven inches, temperatures ranging from an average low in January of 30° F to an average high of 96° in July, and a growing season that averages 227 days a year.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Grayson County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Grayson County
Pop. Year Source
136,212 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Grayson County
People Year Source
63,050 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$42,195 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Grayson County
USD ($) Year Source
14,110,237,516 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Grayson County
USD ($) Year Source
2,174,744,457 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Grayson County
USD ($) Year Source
560,315,084 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
6.8 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
43.6 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
33.1 92.1 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Grayson County
Area (square miles) Year Source
932.8 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Grayson County
Area (square miles) Year Source
979.2 2019 United States Census Bureau