Mabank, Texas

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Mabank, Texas
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Location of Mabank in Kaufman County, Texas
Location of Mabank in Kaufman County, Texas
Coordinates: 32°22′5″N 96°6′20″W / 32.36806°N 96.10556°W / 32.36806; -96.10556Coordinates: 32°22′5″N 96°6′20″W / 32.36806°N 96.10556°W / 32.36806; -96.10556
CountryUnited States
CountiesKaufman, Henderson
 • Total7.63 sq mi (19.77 km2)
 • Land7.56 sq mi (19.59 km2)
 • Water0.07 sq mi (0.19 km2)
Elevation394 ft (120 m)
 • Total4,050
 • Density530/sq mi (200/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)430, 903
FIPS code48-45324[4]
GNIS feature ID1340780[2]

Mabank (/ˈmbæŋk/ MAY-bank) is a town in Henderson, Van Zandt and Kaufman counties in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population was 4,050 at the 2020 census.[3]


Prior to the existence of Mabank in early 1900, the community of Lawndale was formed in the late 1880s. The community was noted for its agriculture in many areas, including cotton. With the Texas Trunk Railroad missing the community by a mile, though, ranchers Mason and Eubank decided to capitalize on the Texas Trunk and set aside one square mile of land and named it "Mabank".[5]

Mabank is a combination of the names Eubank and Mason, and is located one mile (1.6 km) southwest of the former community of Lawndale. Being only a mile away from Lawndale and located on the railroad, its citizens, churches, and businesses naturally decided to move there, thus attracting, over a brief period of about two years, much of what was Lawndale. This included the Lawndale Courier—the local newspaper that renamed itself the Mabank Courier.

The population, although small, remained relatively stable until the completion of Cedar Creek Reservoir in 1965.[6] The town has since shown increases in population. Many of the descendants from the Masons and Eubanks still have connections to the town.


Mabank is located in the southeast corner of Kaufman County at 32°22′05″N 96°06′20″W / 32.368011°N 96.105573°W / 32.368011; -96.105573 (32.368011, –96.105573).[7] The town limits extend south into Henderson County. U.S. Route 175 runs through the north side of the town, leading northwest 21 miles (34 km) to Kaufman and southeast 18 miles (29 km) to Athens. Downtown Dallas is 54 miles (87 km) northwest of Mabank.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 7.2 square miles (18.7 km2), of which 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.45%, is covered by water.[8]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[9][failed verification]
2010[8] 2020[3]
Mabank racial composition as of 2020[3]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 3,209 79.23%
Black or African American (NH) 118 2.91%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 29 0.72%
Asian (NH) 92 2.27%
Pacific Islander (NH) 1 0.02%
Some Other Race (NH) 11 0.27%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 151 3.73%
Hispanic or Latino 439 10.84%
Total 4,050
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[10]

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 4,050 people, 1,175 households, and 720 families residing in the town.


Mabank is served by the Mabank Independent School District. The schools are Central Elementary, Southside Elementary, Lakeview Elementary, Mabank Intermediate School, Mabank Jr. High and Mabank High School.

Parks and recreation[edit]

Mabank is located on the northern and eastern edge of Cedar Creek Reservoir, a popular destination for weekend visitors from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mabank, Texas
  3. ^ a b c d "Explore Census Data". Retrieved 2022-05-22.
  4. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ Hart, Brian. "Mabank, TX". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  6. ^ Breeding, Seth D. "Cedar Creek Reservoir". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Mabank town, Texas". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  11. ^ "Former NFL player killed in limousine crash in Van Zandt County". Fox 5 New York. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  12. ^ Katy Vine. "Plenty of Ammo", Texas Monthly.

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