West Livingston, Texas

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West Livingston, Texas
Allan B. Polunsky Unit
Polk County WestLivingston.svg
Coordinates: 30°42′34″N 95°1′9″W / 30.70944°N 95.01917°W / 30.70944; -95.01917Coordinates: 30°42′34″N 95°1′9″W / 30.70944°N 95.01917°W / 30.70944; -95.01917
Country United States
State Texas
 • Total24.0 sq mi (62.1 km2)
 • Land23.9 sq mi (62.0 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
141 ft (43 m)
 • Total8,071
 • Density340/sq mi (130/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code48-77662[1]
GNIS feature ID1852781[2]

West Livingston is a census-designated place (CDP) in western Polk County, Texas, United States, located along the eastern shore of Lake Livingston 6 miles (9.7 km) west of central Livingston.[3] The population was 8,071 at the 2010 census.


The development in West Livingston began in the late 20th century. The Handbook of Texas stated that the community was "probably" named after its geographic location.[3]


West Livingston is located at 30°42′34″N 95°01′09″W / 30.709430°N 95.019249°W / 30.709430; -95.019249 (30.709430, -95.019249).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 24.0 square miles (62 km2), of which, 23.9 square miles (62 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.17%) is water.

West Livingston is located on the southeast shore of Lake Livingston and is north of Lake Livingston State Park. It is south of US Route 190.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,612 people, 1,494 households, and 1,087 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 276.2 people per square mile (106.6/km2). There were 2,285 housing units at an average density of 95.4/sq mi (36.9/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 66.56% White, 29.93% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 1.92% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.70% of the population.

There were 1,494 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 13.5% under the age of 18, 13.0% from 18 to 24, 42.6% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 243.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 289.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $26,732, and the median income for a family was $29,122. Males had a median income of $28,854 versus $21,625 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $11,160. About 16.1% of families and 19.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.4% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure

West Livingston has the Livingston Municipal Airport, operated by the City of Livingston.[5][6]

The CDP also has the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Allan B. Polunsky Unit,[5][7] the location of the State of Texas death row for men since 1999.[8]


West Livingston is served by the Livingston Independent School District.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "West Livingston, Texas." Handbook of Texas. Retrieved on May 9, 2010.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ a b "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP (INDEX): West Livingston CDP, TX." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on February 6, 2018. Pages: 1, 2
  6. ^ "Municipal Airport." City of Livingston. Retrieved on May 9, 2010.
  7. ^ "Polunsky Unit." Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Retrieved on May 7, 2010.
  8. ^ "Death Tow Facts." Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Retrieved on May 7, 2010.

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