Madisonville, Texas

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Madisonville, Texas
Downtown Madisonville, Texas
Downtown Madisonville, Texas
Nickname: 
Madville
Location of Madisonville, Texas
Location of Madisonville, Texas
Coordinates: 30°57′3″N 95°54′45″W / 30.95083°N 95.91250°W / 30.95083; -95.91250Coordinates: 30°57′3″N 95°54′45″W / 30.95083°N 95.91250°W / 30.95083; -95.91250
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyMadison
Area
 • Total4.33 sq mi (11.20 km2)
 • Land4.18 sq mi (10.82 km2)
 • Water0.15 sq mi (0.38 km2)
Elevation
249 ft (76 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total4,420
 • Density1,121.35/sq mi (432.91/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
77864
Area code936
FIPS code48-45996[2]
GNIS feature ID1362063[3]
WebsiteCity website
One of numerous historic plantation-style homes in Madisonville

Madisonville is a city in Madison County, Texas, United States. The population was 4,420 at the 2020 census. It is the county seat of Madison County.[4] Both the City of Madisonville and the County of Madison were named for U.S. President James Madison, the fourth chief executive.[5]

Geography[edit]

Madisonville is located at 30°57′3″N 95°54′45″W / 30.95083°N 95.91250°W / 30.95083; -95.91250 (30.950915, –95.912623).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.3 square miles (11 km2), of which, 4.2 square miles (11 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (3.49%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850118
187098
1890418
19201,079
19301,29419.9%
19402,09561.9%
19502,39314.2%
19602,324−2.9%
19702,88124.0%
19803,66027.0%
19903,569−2.5%
20004,15916.5%
20104,3965.7%
20204,4200.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
Madisonville racial composition as of 2020[8]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 1,352 30.59%
Black or African American (NH) 1,223 27.67%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 9 0.2%
Asian (NH) 24 0.54%
Some Other Race (NH) 1 0.02%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 90 2.04%
Hispanic or Latino 1,721 38.94%
Total 4,420

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 4,420 people, 1,548 households, and 1,065 families residing in the city.

At the 2000 census there were 4,159 people, 1,473 households, and 1,016 families living in the city. The population density was 1,003.3 people per square mile (386.9/km2). There were 1,653 housing units at an average density of 398.7 per square mile (153.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 56.60% White, 29.21% African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 10.56% from other races, and 2.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.24%.[2]

Of the 1,473 households 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.1% were married couples living together, 17.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 26.8% of households were one person and 13.2% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.28.

The age distribution was 29.7% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% 65 or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.3 males.

The median household income was $25,440 and the median family income was $29,077. Males had a median income of $22,292 versus $19,885 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,551. About 20.7% of families and 23.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.1% of those under age 18 and 17.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The City of Madisonville is served by the Madisonville Consolidated Independent School District.

Climate[edit]

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

History[edit]

The town of Madisonville was founded in 1853 as the county seat of the at the time newly organized Madison county. Lots were sold in the summer of the same year, on a 200 acre tract of land donated by Job Starks Collard. At the suggestion of Dr. Pleasant Williams Kittrell, the town was named after President James Madison.[12]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  5. ^ Jackson, Charles Christopher. "Madisonville, Texas". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved November 12, 2012.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-25.
  9. ^ https://www.census.gov/[not specific enough to verify]
  10. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  11. ^ Climate Summary for Madisonville, Texas
  12. ^ "TSHA | Madisonville, TX". www.tshaonline.org. Retrieved 2022-11-16.
  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.[9][10]

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