Grayson County, Texas

Grayson County: County in Texas, United States

About

Grayson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 120,877 and a population density of 48 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 138,318 inhabitants. Its county seat is Sherman. The county was created 178 years ago in 1846.

Grayson County is located in northeastern Texas, about 60 miles north of Dallas. It was established in 1846 from Fannin County and named after Peter W. Grayson, an attorney general of the Republic of Texas.

The city of Sherman became the county seat in 1847. It was named after General Sidney Sherman, a Texas Revolutionary War hero and an original settler of the area.

Key Facts About Grayson County Today

Population: As of 2021, Grayson County has an estimated population of around 140,000 residents. The largest city is Sherman with over 38,000 people.

Major Industries: Agriculture and manufacturing are important industries in Grayson County. Major companies include Tyson Foods, Silgan Plastics, and Mid-America Door.

Attractions: Top attractions include the Sherman Municipal Ballpark, Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, Denison Dam, and the Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site.

Things to See and Do in Grayson County

Some top attractions and activities in Grayson County include:

  • Touring the Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site in Denison - See where the 34th President was born in 1890.
  • Attending the Scissortail Charolais Ranch Rodeo in Van Alstyne - Experience authentic ranch rodeo events annually each June.
  • Hiking and biking the trails at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge - Spot migratory birds and wildlife along Lake Texoma.
  • Exploring downtown Sherman - Shop antique stores, dine at restaurants, and see historic buildings.
  • Fishing and boating on Lake Texoma - Enjoy outdoor recreation on this 89,000-acre reservoir.

With its mix of Texas history, small town charm, and outdoor activities, Grayson County offers an authentic North Texas experience.

Grayson County locator map
Location of Grayson County on Texas map.

Quick Facts about Grayson County

Population : 138,318 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
Different from : Grayson County, Grayson County
Area : 2536 km2
Water as percent of area : 4.7%
Land as percent of area : 95.3%
Named for : Peter W. Grayson
Altitude : 850 feet / 259 meters
Capital : Sherman
Establishment : March 03, 1846
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 18:21:02 (17th July 2024)
Density : 55 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 12.61% (2010-2020)
Grayson county tx courthouse image
Grayson county tx courthouse
Grayson county tx courthouse image

Geography

Grayson County is located at 33°37'37"N 96°40'40"W (33.6268100, -96.6777200). It has 6 neighbors: Bryan County, Love County, Marshall County, Collin County, Cooke County and Denton County.

Grayson County map

The largest city of Grayson County is Sherman with a population of 45,136. Other cities include, Denison population 25,792, Van Alstyne population 4,633, Whitesboro population 4,149 and Gunter population 1,748. See all Grayson County cities & populated places.

Grayson County Populated Places (more)

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Grayson County.

City Name Population Title
Sherman 45,136 A city in Grayson County, Texas.
Denison 25,792 City in Texas, United States
Van Alstyne 4,633 City in Texas, USA
Whitesboro 4,149 City in Grayson County, Texas, United States
Howe 3,390 Town of the United States
Pottsboro 2,511 Town of the United States
Collinsville 1,983 Town in Texas
Gunter 1,748 City in Wood County, Texas, United States of America
Whitewright 1,733 Town in Grayson and Finn counties in Texas, United States
Bells 1,516 Town in Texas, United States
Southmayd 1,176 City in Grayson County, Texas, United States
Tioga 1,117 Town of the United States
Tom Bean 1,073 City in Grayson County, Texas, United States
Knollwood 503 Village in the United States
Sadler 383 City in Grayson County, Texas, United States
Dorchester 96 City in Texas

Grayson County has 6 neighbours.

  • Sherman

Demographics

The population of Grayson County increased by 12.61% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 120,877 - census
2011 121,430 0.46% estimation process
2012 121,854 0.35% estimation process
2013 122,362 0.42% estimation process
2014 123,599 1% estimation process
2015 125,628 1.62% estimation process
2016 128,291 2.08% estimation process
2017 131,152 2.18% estimation process
2018 133,787 1.97% estimation process
2019 136,212 1.78% estimation process
2020 138,318 1.52% estimation process

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People born in Grayson County (6)

People born in Grayson County, including actor and singer Gene Autry, politician Lucian W. Parrish, gambling icon Benny Binion, .

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