Tioga, Texas

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Tioga is a town in Grayson County, Texas, United States. The population was 754 at the 2000 census. It is part of the ShermanDenison Metropolitan Statistical Area.

It is the birthplace of Gene Autry; one of the main streets through the town is named in his memory. Dr. Eugene Ledbetter, the doctor that delivered Gene Autry confirmed that he was not born in Tioga, though there was disagreement between himself and the Autrys because of unpaid doctor bills. Gene Autry did spend some time growing up in Tioga, but not more than a few years.



Tioga is located at 33°28′5″N 96°55′3″W / 33.46806°N 96.9175°W / 33.46806; -96.9175 (33.468036, -96.917595)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²), of which, 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²) of it is land and 0.81% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 754 people, 291 households, and 197 families residing in the town. The population density was 611.7 people per square mile (236.7/km²). There were 314 housing units at an average density of 254.8/sq mi (98.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.90% White, 0.40% African American, 0.27% Native American, 1.19% Asian, 2.39% from other races, and 1.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.13% of the population.

There were 291 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 101.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.

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