Garrison, Texas

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Garrison, Texas
Water tower in Garrison
Water tower in Garrison
Location of Garrison, Texas
Location of Garrison, Texas
Nacogdoches County Garrison.svg
Coordinates: 31°49′30″N 94°29′29″W / 31.82500°N 94.49139°W / 31.82500; -94.49139Coordinates: 31°49′30″N 94°29′29″W / 31.82500°N 94.49139°W / 31.82500; -94.49139
Country United States
State Texas
County Nacogdoches
 • Total 1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)
 • Land 1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 390 ft (119 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 895
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 75946
Area code(s) 936
FIPS code 48-29060[1]
GNIS feature ID 1373815[2]

Garrison is a city in Nacogdoches County, Texas, United States. The population was 895 at the 2010 census.


Garrison may be named for Z. B. Garrison, an early settler.[3]


Garrison is located at 31°49′30″N 94°29′29″W / 31.82500°N 94.49139°W / 31.82500; -94.49139 (31.824899, -94.491299).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all of it land.


As of 2010 Garrison had a population of 895. The median age was 38. The racial makeup of the population was 67.4% white, 24.8% black or African American, 1.3% Asian, 4.7% from some other race and 1.8% from two or more races. 9.3% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.[5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 844 people, 312 households, and 218 families residing in the city. The population density was 727.4 people per square mile (280.9/km²). There were 372 housing units at an average density of 320.6/sq mi (123.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 67.54% White, 29.03% African American, 0.71% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 1.18% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.32% of the population.

There were 312 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 20.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 23.5% 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 76.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $20,278, and the median income for a family was $27,639. Males had a median income of $28,654 versus $22,143 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,222. About 19.1% of families and 20.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.5% of those under age 18 and 20.3% of those age 65 or over.


Garrison is served by the Garrison Independent School District.

In 2003, the Garrison High School football team, the Bulldogs, won the first ever state championship for the town when they defeated the Bangs Dragons 27-0.


  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. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 135. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ 2010 general profile of population and housing characteriticis from the US census for Garrison

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