West Tawakoni, Texas

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West Tawakoni, Texas
West Tawakoni City Park
West Tawakoni City Park
"Catfish Capital of Texas"[1]
Location of West Tawakoni, Texas
Location of West Tawakoni, Texas
Hunt County WestTawakoni.svg
Coordinates: 32°54′9″N 96°1′28″W / 32.90250°N 96.02444°W / 32.90250; -96.02444Coordinates: 32°54′9″N 96°1′28″W / 32.90250°N 96.02444°W / 32.90250; -96.02444
CountryUnited States
 • Total2.88 sq mi (7.46 km2)
 • Land2.82 sq mi (7.31 km2)
 • Water0.06 sq mi (0.15 km2)
456 ft (139 m)
 • Total1,895
 • Density710.59/sq mi (274.35/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code903
FIPS code48-77896[3]
GNIS feature ID1349816[4]

West Tawakoni (/təˈwɑːkəni/ tə-WAH-kə-nee) is a city in Hunt County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,895 at the 2020 census.[5][6] West Tawakoni is located on the west side of Lake Tawakoni, while its twin city East Tawakoni is located on the east side of the lake in Rains County.


West Tawakoni is located in southeastern Hunt County at 32°54′9″N 96°1′28″W / 32.90250°N 96.02444°W / 32.90250; -96.02444 (32.902544, –96.024452).[7] It is bordered on three sides by Lake Tawakoni, a reservoir on the Sabine River. To the north is the lake's Caddo Inlet, to the south are Waco Bay and Kitsee Inlet, and to the east is the main body of the lake. Texas State Highway 276 passes through the northern part of the city, leading east across the lake 6 miles (10 km) to East Tawakoni and west the same distance to Quinlan. Greenville, the Hunt county seat, is 22 miles (35 km) to the north via Highway 276 and Highway 34, while downtown Dallas is 48 miles (77 km) to the west.

According to the United States Census Bureau, West Tawakoni has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.04 km2), or 0.67%, are water.[5]


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
West Tawakoni racial composition as of 2020[9]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 1,553 81.95%
Black or African American (NH) 10 0.53%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 26 1.37%
Asian (NH) 20 1.06%
Pacific Islander (NH) 6 0.32%
Some Other Race (NH) 1 0.05%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 111 5.86%
Hispanic or Latino 168 8.87%
Total 1,895

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,895 people, 742 households, and 453 families residing in the city.


West Tawakoni is served by the Quinlan Independent School District.


  1. ^ "The City of West Tawakoni". City of West Tawakoni. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): West Tawakoni city, Texas". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-21.
  10. ^ https://www.census.gov/[not specific enough to verify]
  11. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  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][11]

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