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Whitewright is a town in Grayson County, in the Sherman-Denison metro area. (The community straddles Grayson and Fannin counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community is named after William Whitewright, a New York businessman.
The latitude of Whitewright is 33.512N. The longitude is -96.392W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 751 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,740.
Grayson College was started in 1886. It operated for 25 years.
Whitewright incorporated in 1887.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Whitewright demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Grayson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 75491 ZIP code.
13% of Whitewright residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Whitewright ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Whitewright was $16,137, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Whitewright residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Whitewright, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $271. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $761.
Grayson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Whitewright political report.
The average commute time for Whitewright workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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