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Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Upshur County, Texas

Upshur County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2000, the population was 35,291. The county seat is Gilmer. Upshur County is part of the Longview Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Longview–Marshall Combined Statistical Area. The county is named for Abel P. Upshur who was U.S. Secretary of State during President John Tyler's administration. Upshur was killed in the explosion on the USS Princeton along with new United States Secretary of the Navy Thomas Walker Gilmer. The singer-songwriter Michelle Shocked, who grew up in Gilmer, refers to Upshur County in several of her songs. Author Edward Hancock II (who currently resides in Gilmer) sets many of his stories in and around Upshur County, Texas. (from wikipedia)

General Information
Texas State$60,575 Average House Value (as of 2000)
33,937 Population (as of 2000)$33,475 Average House Income (as of 2000)
30,284 Population (current)603.0 Square Miles of Land
2.0 Average Persons Per Household (as of 2000)4.5 Square Miles of Water

Business Information
461 Number of Businesses (as of 2003)$19,892,000 Total First Quarter Payroll (as of 2003)
4,179 Number of Employees (as of 2003)$83,753,000 Total Annual Payroll (as of 2003)

Gender (as of 2000)
Ethnicity (as of 2000)
Median Ages (as of 2000)
Cities in Upshur County
Big Sandy
Ore City

County Employers