Workforce

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.

 

BONHAM 10,005
BONHAM/FANNIN MSA 34,102
AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD SIZE 2.53
MEDIAN AGE 41.6
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%

 

Education

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.

Contact

514 Chestnut Street
Bonham, Texas 75418

Steve Filipowicz
Executive Director

903-640-0717 or
903-583-7555 ext 106
sfilipowicz@cityofbonham.org