Honey Grove is a small North Central Texas town (population: 1,903 as of 2007),containing a total land area of approximately 1,972.8 acres, and located roughly 16 miles east of Bonham, 39 miles north of Greenville, 42 miles east of Sherman, and 90 miles northeast of the Central Business District of Dallas. Honey Grove was developed on flat to gently rolling terrain with scattered trees. Situated in east Fannin County the City is at an elevation ranging from approximate 580 to 690 feet above sea level. U.S. Highway 82 and State Highway 56 traverse the City from east to west and State Roads 34, 100 and 824 enter the City in a north/south manner. Bonham is the closest major economic center. The Honey Grove area climate produces an annual average daily maximum temperature of 75.1 degrees, and an average annual rainfall is 43.99 inches.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.7 square miles (6.9 km²), of which, 2.6 square miles (6.8 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.49%) is water.
There were 693 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 23.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 85.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $28,859, and the median income for a family was $37,266. Males had a median income of $27,560 versus $22,050 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,701. About 12.4% of families and 16.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.3% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over.
The primary duty of an Alderman is as a policy maker. Other duties may consist of Regulatory powers over the conduct and property of its citizens. The Council may levy taxes. The council is responsible for all of the city’s employees. Also, the council must see that the city gets the best value for the dollars spent.
The qualifications for the office of councilmember are as follows: U.S. citizen, resident of Texas for 12 months and resident in the city for the last six months preceding Election Day, have a current voter registration certificate, eighteen years or older, not been convicted of a felony and not being deemed mentally incompetent.
The Honey Grove Warriors motto is "WE WILL NOT BE OUT HIT"