Whitesboro, Texas

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Whitesboro is a city in Grayson County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,760 at the 2000 census. Whitesboro is named for Ambrose B. White, its founder.

It is part of the ShermanDenison Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Prominent Houston attorney Joe Rollins (1918–2008) practiced law in Whitesboro in the 1950s. It is the birthplace of Reavis Sappenfield, noted sportsman and race car enthuaist.



Whitesboro is located at 33°39′35″N 96°54′22″W / 33.65972°N 96.90611°W / 33.65972; -96.90611 (33.659612, -96.905999)[3]. Most of the city lies in Grayson County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,760 people, 1,508 households, and 1,040 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,179.9 people per square mile (455.1/km²). There were 1,624 housing units at an average density of 509.6/sq mi (196.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.57% White, 0.19% African American, 0.77% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.09% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.95% of the population.

There were 1,508 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.97.

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