LABOR FORCE & POPULATION
Workforce development is essential to economic development and even more critical during the financial challenges we face today. The city of Bonham actively supports a wide range of activities, policies and programs to create, sustain and retain a viable workforce that can support current and future business and industry.
With a labor pool in excess of 90,000, our regional workforce is drawn from an 11 county area encompassing portions of northeastern Texas and southeastern Oklahoma.
|AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD SIZE||2.53|
|2013 Median Household Income||$44,350|
|2013 Per Capita Personal Income||$20,337|
*Per Fannin County Census.gov statistics.
Healthcare, government and corrections are very stable employment anchors for the entire Bonham-Fannin County area. Agri-business remains a historically important market segment, as is manufacturing, retail and service industries.
Historical Unemployment Rates for Fannin County
January 2016 Unemployment Rate 3.8%
US Census data includes all Bonham City “residents” including those in state & county correctional facilities located in Bonham. Bonham High School has consistently maintained a graduation rate greater than 97%.
Source: Texas Education Agency
- High School Graduates 75.6%
- Bachelor’s Degree and Higher 13.9%
Higher Education and Workforce Training Resources
Our area offers readily accessible higher education within an hour’s drive as well as others all across the Metroplex.
- Grayson County College – Van Alystne & Denison, TX
- Paris Junior College – Paris, TX
- Austin College – Sherman, TX
- Texas A & M – Commerce, Commerce, TX
- Southeastern Oklahoma State University – Durant, OK
- Kiamichi Technology Center – Durant, OK
The Bonham Economic Development Corporation is a Type B corporation that works to foster the creation of a favorable climate for new and improved job opportunities by encouraging the development of business, industry, retail and tourism.
514 Chestnut Street
Bonham, Texas 75418
903-583-7555 ext 106