Zavalla, Texas

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Zavalla, Texas
Location of Zavalla, Texas
Location of Zavalla, Texas
Angelina Zavalla.svg
Coordinates: 31°9′26″N 94°25′4″W / 31.15722°N 94.41778°W / 31.15722; -94.41778Coordinates: 31°9′26″N 94°25′4″W / 31.15722°N 94.41778°W / 31.15722; -94.41778
Country United States
State Texas
 • Total2.10 sq mi (5.44 km2)
 • Land2.09 sq mi (5.41 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation223 ft (68 m)
 • Total603
 • Density340.04/sq mi (131.31/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code936
FIPS code48-80728[3]
GNIS feature ID1372084[2]

Zavalla is a city in Angelina County, Texas, United States. The population was 603 at the 2020 census.[4] The town is named for Lorenzo de Zavala, a Mexican rancher, politician, and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence who served as the first Vice-President of the Republic of Texas. Its city limits stretch several miles south of town into a heavily wooded area.


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
Zavalla racial composition as of 2020[6]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 530 87.89%
Black or African American (NH) 4 0.66%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 11 1.82%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 35 5.8%
Hispanic or Latino 23 3.81%
Total 603

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 603 people, 257 households, and 191 families residing in the city.

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 647 people, 268 households, and 176 families residing in the city. The population density was 306.6 people per square mile (118.4/km2). There were 340 housing units at an average density of 161.1 per square mile (62.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.68% White, 0.46% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.62% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.01% of the population.

There were 268 households, out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 26.6% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,806, and the median income for a family was $28,750. Males had a median income of $30,577 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,049. About 22.0% of families and 28.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.6% of those under age 18 and 16.8% of those age 65 or over.


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  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: Zavalla, Texas
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Zavalla city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved August 9, 2013.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "Explore Census Data". Retrieved 2022-05-25.
  7. ^[not specific enough to verify]
  8. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". 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.[7][8]

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