Introduction to Corsicana, Texas

Corsicana, Texas, in Navarro county, is 47 miles S of Mesquite, Texas and 52 miles S of Dallas, Texas.

Corsicana History

Corsicana was founded in 1848. Jo’s Antonio Navarro named the city Corsicana after the Mediterranean island of Corsica. Several women's organizations have played a significant role in the history of the city. The Corsicana Female Literary Institute was established in 1857. The first public library of the city was established by the women's clubs in 1901. The Young Men's Christian Association of Corsicana was founded in 1884. The first oilfield of the city was discovered in 1894, and a larger oil field was discovered in 1923.

Corsicana and nearby Attractions

  • Lefty Frizzell Country Music Museum
  • Pioneer Village
  • Pearce Western Art Museum
  • Ennis Railroad and Cultural Heritage Museum
  • Fairfield Lake State Park
  • Children's Museum of Waxahachie

Things To Do In Corsicana

There are various parks and playgrounds in Corsicana. Among them are the Bunert Park, Natures Park, Cunningham - South Hill Park, Petroleum Park, Jester Park, Community Park, Tiger Field and Lake Halbert Park. Fishing and boating can be enjoyed on the Navarro Mills Lake. The Mills Place Historic District, Pioneer Village of Navarro County and the Robert S Reading Arrowhead and Indian Artifact Collection Museum are also popular local spots.

Corsicana Transportation

Air transportation is available from Dallas Love Field Airport.

Corsicana Higher Education

Navarro College and Taylors Institute of Cosmetology lie within the city.


Total Population 23,945
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 14.2%
Employed Population 16+ 9,589
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 45.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.2%
Median Earnings25+ $26,034
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,690
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,457


Median Family Income $45,608
% Above Poverty Level 76.2%
% Below Poverty Level 23.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 26.5%
Median Gross Rent $698
Median House Value $81,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 57.8%
US/American 0%
English 7%
Irish 7.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Corsicana Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 47 miles S of Mesquite, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 52 miles S of Dallas, Texas
County Navarro
Standard Zip Codes 75109, 75110
P.O. Box Zip Codes 75151
Phone Area Codes 903
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.095
Longitude -96.468

Corsicana Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 55 F
Apr Temp 53 to 75 F
Jul Temp 73 to 95 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 39.4 inches
Distance 15.3 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 56 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 53 to 80 F
Annual Precip 37.6 inches
Station MEXIA
Distance 28.5 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 58 F
Apr Temp 53 to 78 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 54 to 81 F
Annual Precip 41.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Barry 360 $37,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Corsicana Public Libraries

Corsicana Public Library
100 N 12TH ST
Corsicana, Texas
(903) 654-4810

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Corsicana Hospitals

(903) 654-6800
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 1,446 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

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A Title I School.
Serves 323 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.4

Serves 196 students.

910 W 5TH AVE
Serves 52 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 32.5

5475 S HWY 287
A Non-traditional School

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