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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C
Gun Barrel City is a town in Texas with a population of 6,057. Gun Barrel City is in Henderson County. Living in Gun Barrel City offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Gun Barrel City there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Gun Barrel City and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Gun Barrel City are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$106,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$703
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Gun Barrel City Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    146
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    32.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    178.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    892.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    275.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Gun Barrel City

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,911
National
$55,322
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Gun Barrel City Reviews

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I fairly small town located in the Kaufman county of Texas and side-by-side with Mabank TX. Mabank ISD is the local school filled with mostly wonderful teachers and the city is expanding. The community, while primarily white and traditionally southern, are incredibly friendly.
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Gun Barrel City is a small town in Texas where there is a significant amount of Historical background. The town is known for its family friendly environment, and there are many town-wide events on holidays. The schools have very high testing scores, and the teachers work hard at their jobs. There are some very run down parts of the town, but the nice neighborhoods overshadow the bad ones.
I lived on the edge of Gun Barrel City for almost four years. The town gradually got worse and it is not a safe place to live anymore. Drugs and violence have taken over. The lake is nice, but is extremely busy almost all the time. Jobs are scarce and commuting to Athens/Tyler or Dallas is your best bet for a higher paying job. We sold our house and moved to Arizona because we just couldn't take living there any longer.