Introduction to Mexia, Texas

Mexia, Texas, in Limestone county, is 40 miles E of Waco, Texas (center to center) and 79 miles S of Dallas, Texas.

Mexia History

Mexia was laid out in 1870, and the following year the Houston and Texas Central Townsite Company began offering lots for sale. A post office was built in 1872 and the town was incorporated the following year. It was named after General José Antonio Mexía, a Texan army hero in the Texas Revolution. A large deposit of natural gas was discovered in 1912 by the Mexia Gas and Oil Company and in 1920, the Mexia Oilfield was found. These discoveries led to rapid population growth in the area.

Mexia and Nearby Attractions

  • Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historical Park
  • Mexia Public Schools Museum
  • Old Fort Parker State Historic Site
  • Lake Mexia Recreation Area
  • Cameron Park Zoo

Things To Do In Mexia

The Mexia Public Schools Museum features memorabilia from the early 20th century which belongs to both Mexia and Dunbar schools. Old Fort Parker State Historic Site is the site of an early 19th century fort. Lake Mexia Recreation Area allows fishing, swimming and other activities. Other places of interest include the Cameron Park Zoo and Fort Parker State Park.

Mexia Transportation

Air transportation is available from Waco Regional airport.

Mexia Higher Education

Colleges close to Mexia include Baylor University, Navarro College, Chatham College and Community College of Allegheny County.


Total Population 7,453
Male Share of the Population 52.3%
Female Share of the Population 47.7%
Senior Citizens 13.2%
Employed Population 16+ 2,962
Age of the Population 31


% of people married 39.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $37,192
% Above Poverty Level 73.2%
% Below Poverty Level 26.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 27.1%
Median Gross Rent $692
Median House Value $68,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 68.4%
US/American 0%
English 4.1%
Irish 9.2%

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

Mexia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 40 miles E of Waco, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 79 miles S of Dallas, Texas
County Limestone
Standard Zip Codes 76667
Phone Area Codes 254
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.679
Longitude -96.481

Mexia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station MEXIA
Distance 0.3 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
Distance 29.1 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
Station JEWETT
Distance 30.1 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 59 F
Apr Temp 55 to 78 F
Jul Temp 72 to 94 F
Oct Temp 57 to 80 F
Annual Precip 39.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Mexia, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Fallon (76667)

Forest Glade (76667)

Point Enterprise (76667)

Prairie Grove (76667)

Shiloh (76667)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Coolidge 727 $35,167
Groesbeck 4,326 $43,750

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

Mexia Public Libraries

Gibbs Memorial Library
Mexia, Texas
(254) 562-3231
Library Web Site

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Mexia Hospitals

(254) 562-5332
Emergency Service: Yes

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Mexia High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

Serves 591 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

A Non-traditional School
Serves 50 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25

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Serves 14 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

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