Garrett, Texas

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Garrett, Texas
Location of Garrett, Texas
Location of Garrett, Texas
Ellis County Garrett.svg
Coordinates: 32°21′43″N 96°39′6″W / 32.36194°N 96.65167°W / 32.36194; -96.65167Coordinates: 32°21′43″N 96°39′6″W / 32.36194°N 96.65167°W / 32.36194; -96.65167
Country United States
State Texas
County Ellis
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 554 ft (169 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 448
 • Density 1,339/sq mi (517.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 48-29036[1]
GNIS feature ID 1336411[2]

Garrett is a town in Ellis County, Texas, United States. The population was 806 at the 2010 census.


Garrett is located at 32°21′43″N 96°39′6″W / 32.36194°N 96.65167°W / 32.36194; -96.65167 (32.362055, -96.651735).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 448 people, 147 households, and 118 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,338.9 people per square mile (524.2/km²). There were 158 housing units at an average density of 472.2 per square mile (184.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 71.43% White, 0.67% African American, 1.56% Pacific Islander, 22.54% from other races, and 3.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 35.27% of the population.

There were 147 households out of which 45.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.9% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.7% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.05 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the town the population was spread out with 33.5% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 4.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,104, and the median income for a family was $40,469. Males had a median income of $27,132 versus $20,938 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,810. About 8.9% of families and 14.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.2% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


The Town of Garrett is served by the Ennis Independent School District.\

Fire Protection[edit]

Garrett is served by two fire departments.

Garrett Rural Fire Department(Was Garrett Fire Dept.) and Garrett City Fire Department. Garrett Rural has 2 stations with multiple engines and multiple brush trucks with a large membership that covers the none city limits in Garrett.

Garrett City covers the city limits that consist of 1 station with an older engine and older utility bed pickup with a membership of about 10 firefighters.

Famous people[edit]

  • Norma Gabler, Conservative Christian activist and textbook campaigner.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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