Centerville, Texas

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Centerville, Texas
Store fronts in Centerville
Store fronts in Centerville
Location of Centerville, Texas
Location of Centerville, Texas
Leon County Centerville.svg
Coordinates: 31°15′23″N 95°58′46″W / 31.25639°N 95.97944°W / 31.25639; -95.97944Coordinates: 31°15′23″N 95°58′46″W / 31.25639°N 95.97944°W / 31.25639; -95.97944
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.79 sq mi (4.62 km2)
 • Land1.79 sq mi (4.62 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
354 ft (108 m)
 • Total892
 • Estimate 
 • Density507.84/sq mi (196.12/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)903
FIPS code48-13900[4]
GNIS feature ID1354216[5]

Centerville is a city in Leon County, in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 892 at the 2010 census.[2] It is the county seat of Leon County.[6]

Centerville was so named as it is near the geographic center of Leon County. However, it is also coincidentally located nearly midway between Dallas and Houston.[7]


Centerville became the county seat of Leon County in 1850.[8] It was originally built on 200 acres donated by Robert J Townes and D.C. Carrington.[9]

The town established an annual Black-Eyed Pea Festival in 1937.[10]


According to the United States Census Bureau, Centerville has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all of it land.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Centerville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[11]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)907[3]1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

At the 2000 census there were 903 people, 388 households, and 230 families living in the city. The population density was 620.9 people per square mile (240.4/km2). There were 464 housing units at an average density of 319.0 per square mile (123.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 75.30% White, 21.82% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 1.66% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.99%.[4]

Of the 388 households 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.5% were non-families. 38.1% of households were one person and 22.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.89.

The age distribution was 22.1% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 23.9% 65 or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.5 males.

The median household income was $25,677 and the median family income was $35,278. Males had a median income of $38,125 versus $19,167 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,469. About 14.9% of families and 19.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.7% of those under age 18 and 20.9% of those age 65 or over.


The City of Centerville is served by the Centerville Independent School District.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Total Population: 2010 Census DEC Summary File 1 (P1), Centerville city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 20, 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  7. ^ According to online mileage guides provided by Mapquest, it is 123.37 miles between Dallas and Centerville, and 117.21 miles between Houston and Centerville.
  8. ^ "Centerville, Texas". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 2012-02-06.
  9. ^ A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company. 1893. p. 463. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  10. ^ "Centerville, Texas". Centerville Chamber of Commerce. Archived from the original on 2012-02-01. Retrieved 2012-05-06.
  11. ^ Climate Summary for Centerville, Texas
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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