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Grayson County is located in North Central, Texas and offers gracious, small-town living without the pressure, traffic and costs of a larger city. Here you will find some of the finest residential country homes, farm and ranches, recreational property and businesses for sale throughout North Texas. This is an area known for continued growth and development. Cities in this county include: Sherman, Denison, Whitesboro, Van Alstyne, Howe, Whitewright, Pottsboro, Gordonville, Sadler, Collinsville and Southmayd. The city of Sherman is the county seat. Community activities can be found through area sports programs, 4-H clubs, churches as well as many events held throughout the year such as the "Annual Peanut Festival" sponsored by the Whitesboro Area Chamber of Commerce. Recreation can be found at either Lake Texoma, a vacation destination for millions each year offering many recreational activities, including 50,000 acres open to the public for hunting, or Lake Ray Roberts, the newest lake in Texas, offering the finest boating, fishing and sandy beaches for swimming.

The county had approximately 42,849 households in 2000 according to the Census. This represents an average of 2.51 persons per household. The housing per square mile rate was 11.2 percent and the county's homeowner rate was 70.6 percent. The mean travel time to work was 24.9 minutes compared to a state average of 25.4 minutes. The number of people over 16 who commuted to work was 50,013 while the number that worked at home was 1,430. The commuting to work breakdown was as follows: drove alone (40,398), carpooled (6,680), public transportation (85), walked (920), and other means (500).

Average household size in Grayson County: 2.51
Median household income: $37,178 (year 2000)
Median house value: $69,100 (year 2000)
Median monthly rent in 2000: $518
Median monthly costs for houses with a mortgage in Grayson County in 2000: $819



 

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