Ore City is a city in Upshur County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,144 at the 2010 census.
Ore City is located at 32°48′3″N 94°43′3″W / 32.80083°N 94.71750°W / 32.80083; -94.71750 (32.800770, -94.717446). It is situated about 13 miles northeast of Gilmer at the junction of U.S. Highway 259 and FM 450.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 mi (5.9 km), of which 2.3 mi (5.9 km) of it are land and 0.04 mi (0.1 km) of it (0.88%) is covered by water.
As of the census of 2000, 1,106 people, 403 households, and 295 families resided in the city. The population density was 490.4 people per square mile (189.0/km²). The 432 housing units averaged 191.5 per square mile (73.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.35% White, 6.60% African American, 1.54% Native American, 0.90% Asian, 3.44% from other races, and 2.17% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 7.41% of the population.
Of the 403 households, 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were not families. About 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.23.
In the city, the population was distributed as 31.8% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $33,542, and for a family was $37,750. Males had a median income of $28,250 versus $18,333 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,997. About 17.2% of families and 22.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.5% of those under age 18 and 18.0% of those age 65 or over.