Tom Bean, Texas

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Tom Bean is a city in Grayson County, Texas, United States. The population was 941 at the 2000 census.

Tom Bean is part of the ShermanDenison Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Tom Bean is located at 33°31′15″N 96°28′58″W / 33.52083°N 96.48278°W / 33.52083; -96.48278 (33.520811, -96.482826)[3]. The town is approximately 30 miles south of the Red River and the Oklahoma border. The nearest town with a population over 20,000 people is Sherman, Texas. The area is colloquially referred to as the Sher-Den area or Texomaland - or just Texoma.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.7 km²), all of it land.


Tom Bean was founded in 1887 and named after Thomas Bean, a land surveyor from Bonham, Texas who donated the land to be used as a stop on the local railway. It later became a stop on the St. Louis Southwestern Railway.

In the late 19th/early 20th century, Tom Bean was bustling with two saloons, a movie theater, a social club, a cotton gin and factories. However, growth soon ended, and eventually the railroad removed the tracks through the city.

Current growth is due to its proximity to nearby Sherman, approximately eleven miles northwest.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 941 people, 357 households, and 263 families residing in the city. The population density was 667.0 people per square mile (257.7/km²). There were 380 housing units at an average density of 269.4/sq mi (104.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.17% White, 0.43% African American, 1.17% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.21% Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.93% of the population.

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