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Overview

Introduction to Lufkin, Texas

Lufkin, Texas, in Angelina county, is 77 miles SE of Tyler, Texas (center to center) and 115 miles N of Houston, Texas.

Lufkin History

The community of Lufkin was founded in 1882. At that time, it was a train stop on the Houston, East and West Texas Railway. The city was named after Abraham P. Lufkin, a cotton merchant from Galveston. S. Abram's general store was one of the first stores in the area. The city's post office was also established in 1882, and William A. Abney became the first postmaster. Lufkin was incorporated on October 15, 1890, and J. M. Smith became the first mayor. The city is also home to Lufkin Industries which was established in 1902.

Lufkin and nearby Attractions

  • Davy Crockett National Forest
  • Ellen Trout Zoo
  • Angelina National Forest
  • Museum of East Texas
  • Shirley Creek Park
  • Texas Forestry Museum

Things To Do In Lufkin

Lufkin offers easy access to the Ellen Trout Zoo which includes a miniature train and a beautiful lake for fishing. The city has several other parks and open spaces including Gulf Park, Winston Park, Kit McConnico Park, Brandon Park, Jones Park, Morris Franks Park, and Lufkin Land Park. Hiking can also be enjoyed at the Azalea Trail. One can also spend their leisure hours in Dave's Skate Park.

Lufkin Transportation

Flights can be availed from East Texas Regional Airport.

Lufkin Higher Education

Angelina College is the local college. Higher educational facilities are also offered by Stephen F. Austin State University, The University of Texas at Tyler, and Tyler Junior College.

People

Total Population 36,015
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 16%
Employed Population 16+ 14,737
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 45.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.4%
Median Earnings25+ $26,782
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,530
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,595

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,596
% Above Poverty Level 76.3%
% Below Poverty Level 23.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.7%
Median Gross Rent $810
Median House Value $93,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 56.9%
US/American 0.1%
English 5.7%
Irish 6.7%

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

Lufkin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 77 miles SE of Tyler, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 115 miles N of Houston, Texas
County Angelina
Standard Zip Codes 75901, 75904
P.O. Box Zip Codes 75902, 75903, 75915
Phone Area Codes 936
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.338
Longitude -94.728

Lufkin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station LUFKIN ANGELINA CO AP
Distance 7.4 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 59 F
Apr Temp 54 to 78 F
Jul Temp 72 to 94 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
Station SAM RAYBURN DAM
Distance 41.7 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 58 F
Apr Temp 53 to 77 F
Jul Temp 70 to 95 F
Oct Temp 54 to 80 F
Annual Precip 60.5 inches
Station LIVINGSTON 2 NNE
Distance 43.5 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 59 F
Apr Temp 52 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 54 to 80 F
Annual Precip 51.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Corrigan 1,742 $32,500
Diboll 5,370 $43,963
Huntington 2,268 $46,742

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

Lufkin Public Libraries

Library
Kurth Memorial Library
706 S RAGUET ST
Lufkin, Texas
(936) 630-0561
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Lufkin Hospitals

MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER OF EAST TEXAS
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1201 WEST FRANK STREET
(936) 634-8111
Emergency Service: Yes

WOODLAND HEIGHTS MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
505 SOUTH JOHN REDDITT DRIVE
(936) 634-8311
Emergency Service: Yes

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Lufkin High Schools

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LUFKIN H S
309 MEDFORD DR
936-632-7721
Serves 2,232 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.7

HUDSON H S
6735 TED TROUT DR
936-875-9232
A Title I School.
Serves 653 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

STUBBLEFIELD LRN CTR
208 N JOHN REDDITT
936-634-1100
A Non-traditional School
Serves 40 students.

STUBBLEFIELD LRN CTR
208 N JOHN REDDITT
409-634-1100
A Non-traditional School
Serves 25 students.

SPECIAL SERVICES
101 COTTON SQ
936-630-4273
A Special Education School
Serves 11 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11

STUBBLEFIELD LRN CTR
208 N JOHN REDDITT
409-634-1100
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 11 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 1.9

STUBBLEFIELD LRN CTR
208 N JOHN REDDITT
936-634-1100
A Non-traditional School
Serves 9 students.

JUVENILE DETENT CTR
101 COTTON SQ
936-634-8689
A Non-traditional School
Serves 6 students.

STATE SCHOOL
101 COTTON SQ
936-630-4271
A Special Education School
Serves 5 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5

STUBBLEFIELD LRN CTR
208 N JOHN REDDITT
409-897-2271
A Non-traditional School
Serves 1 students.

ALTER SCH
101 COTTON SQ
936-632-7203
A Non-traditional School

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