Chandler, Texas

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Chandler, Texas
Chandler Library
Chandler Library
Location of Chandler, Texas
Location of Chandler, Texas
Henderson County Chandler.svg
Coordinates: 32°18′26″N 95°28′46″W / 32.30722°N 95.47944°W / 32.30722; -95.47944Coordinates: 32°18′26″N 95°28′46″W / 32.30722°N 95.47944°W / 32.30722; -95.47944
CountryUnited States
 • TypeGeneral Law
 • MayorLibby Fulgham
 • City ManagerJohn Whitsell
 • Total6.20 sq mi (16.06 km2)
 • Land6.07 sq mi (15.72 km2)
 • Water0.13 sq mi (0.34 km2)
404 ft (123 m)
 • Total2,734
 • Estimate 
 • Density524.06/sq mi (202.35/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)903
FIPS code48-14224[3]
GNIS feature ID1332643[4]

Chandler is a city in Henderson County, Texas, United States, at the northern end of Lake Palestine. The population was 2,734 at the 2010 census,[5] up from 2,099 at the 2000 census.

An American flag display at Winchester Park in Chandler


Chandler is located in the northeast corner of Henderson County at 32°18′26″N 95°28′46″W / 32.30722°N 95.47944°W / 32.30722; -95.47944 (32.307206, -95.479340).[6] Texas State Highway 31 runs through the center of Chandler, leading east 11 miles (18 km) to Tyler and southwest 24 miles (39 km) to Athens, the Henderson county seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Chandler has a total area of 6.2 square miles (16.1 km2), of which 6.1 square miles (15.7 km2) are land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2), or 2.13%, are water.[5] The city sits on high ground between the northern ends of two arms of Lake Palestine: Kickapoo Creek to the west and the Neches River to the east.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)3,180[2]16.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
Chandler welcome sign

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,099 people, 817 households, and 588 families residing in the city. The population density was 598.9 people per square mile (231.6/km2). There were 877 housing units at an average density of 250.2 per square mile (96.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 84.18% White, 13.15% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.76% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.81% of the population.

There were 817 households, out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 24.4% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 20.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,641, and the median income for a family was $50,000. Males had a median income of $36,125 versus $26,615 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,075. About 8.2% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.7% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.

Public amenities[edit]

Chandler City Hall

There are three public parks. Winchester Park is located on FM 315 South. It boasts five baseball fields, a playground, soccer fields, two pavilions, two concession areas, a lake and a walking trail. McCain Park, located on Hwy 31 West, is home to the Chandler Historical Museums. This includes the historic Yarborough House and original train depot. River Park, located on Hwy 31 East, provides great opportunities for boating, fishing and birdwatching on the Neches River.

University of Texas ET Medical Center operates an outpatient treatment/fitness center near the central part of Chandler and Christus Mother Frances also has a clinic in Chandler. Free WiFi is available at the Chandler Public Library.


An array of businesses can be found in Chandler, including Brookshire's grocery store, Stillwater Farms, Netties Southern Kitchen, Wades seafood, two Mexican restaurants, four fast food restaurants, a post office, a florist, a women's clothing boutique, two auto parts stores, three fitness gyms, a home appliance business, an air conditioner repair business and a pharmacy.


Chandler is served by the Brownsboro Independent School District. There are two public school campuses located in the city: Chandler Elementary School and Chandler Intermediate School.

Notable former residents[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Chandler city, Texas". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved February 12, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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