Garrett, Texas

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Garrett, Texas
City Hall
City Hall
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
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.82 sq mi (4.70 km2)
 • Land1.80 sq mi (4.66 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
554 ft (169 m)
 • Total806
 • Estimate 
 • Density496.11/sq mi (191.51/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code48-29036[3]
GNIS feature ID1336411[4]

Garrett is a town in Ellis County, Texas, United States. The population was 806 at the 2010 census,[5] up from 448 at the 2000 census.


Garrett is located in eastern Ellis County at 32°21′43″N 96°39′6″W / 32.36194°N 96.65167°W / 32.36194; -96.65167 (32.362055, –96.651735).[6] It is bordered to the south by the city of Ennis. Interstate 45 passes along the eastern edge of the town, with access from Exit 255. I-45 leads north 32 miles (51 km) to downtown Dallas and south 209 miles (336 km) to Houston.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Garrett has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), of which 0.019 square miles (0.05 km2), or 1.00%, is water.[5]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)892[2]10.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[3] 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.


Garrett is served by the Ennis Independent School District.

Police Protection[edit]

The town's police department consist of one police chief and two full-time police officers. The city also has four reserve police officers that assist the city in the daily police operations. The police department recently updated their police vehicles. The vehicles are two Dodge Durangos that fully equipped with lights and sirens and visible Police markings to serve the town of Garrett. Garrett Police patrols the town of Garrett as well as monitoring traffic on Interstate I-45.

Fire protection[edit]

The town is served by two fire departments, Garrett Rural Fire Department (formerly Garrett Fire Department) and Garrett City Fire Department. Garrett Rural has two stations with multiple engines and multiple brush trucks, with a large membership that covers the area outside the town limits. Garrett City covers the town limits and consists of one station with an older engine and older utility bed pickup, and with a membership of about 10 firefighters.

Notable people[edit]

  • Norma Gabler, conservative Christian activist and textbook campaigner


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Garrett town, Texas". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  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". Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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