East Mountain, Texas

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East Mountain, Texas
Location of East Mountain, Texas
Location of East Mountain, Texas
Upshur County EastMountain.svg
Coordinates: 32°36′12″N 94°51′37″W / 32.60333°N 94.86028°W / 32.60333; -94.86028Coordinates: 32°36′12″N 94°51′37″W / 32.60333°N 94.86028°W / 32.60333; -94.86028
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyUpshur, Gregg
Area
 • Total2.12 sq mi (5.50 km2)
 • Land2.12 sq mi (5.48 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
430 ft (131 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total899
 • Density407.09/sq mi (157.14/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
75644
Area code903
FIPS code48-22168[2]
GNIS feature ID1334967[3]

East Mountain is a city in Upshur and Gregg counties,[4] Texas, United States. The population was 899 at the 2020 census,[5] up from 797 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

East Mountain is located in southeastern Upshur County at 32°36′12″N 94°51′37″W / 32.60333°N 94.86028°W / 32.60333; -94.86028 (32.603445, –94.860288).[6] Small portions of the city extend south along Gilmer Road and Coulter Road into Gregg County.[4] The city limits extend northwest along Main Street and Medlin Road as far as East Mountain, a 660-foot (200 m) wooded summit overlooking the community.

East Mountain is 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Longview and 7 miles (11 km) northeast of Gladewater.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.3 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.44%, are water.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980855
1990762−10.9%
2000580−23.9%
201079737.4%
202089912.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
East Mountain racial composition as of 2020[8]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 719 79.98%
Black or African American (NH) 15 1.67%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 5 0.56%
Asian (NH) 3 0.33%
Some Other Race (NH) 12 1.33%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 39 4.34%
Hispanic or Latino 106 11.79%
Total 899

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 899 people, 324 households, and 250 families residing in the city.

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 580 people, 229 households, and 174 families residing in the city. The population density was 285.5 people per square mile (110.3/km2). There were 249 housing units at an average density of 122.6 per square mile (47.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.14% White, 1.55% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 2.76% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.45% of the population.

There were 229 households, out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.9% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 24.7% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,173, and the median income for a family was $38,068. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $21,827 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,701. About 7.5% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Most of East Mountain is in the Gilmer Independent School District but small portions of the town is also within the Union Grove and Longview Independent School Districts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b "TIGERweb". Geography Division, U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): East Mountain city, Texas". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 23, 2017.[dead link]
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-25.
  9. ^ http://www.census.gov[not specific enough to verify]
  10. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[9][10]