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Overview

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. There are 6,563 residents in the city.

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.

People

Total Population 7,502
Male Share of the Population 51.4%
Female Share of the Population 48.6%
Senior Citizens 12.2%
Employed Population 16+ 3,139
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 43.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.4%
Median Earnings25+ $24,766
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,540
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,845

Wealth

Median Family Income $40,168
% Above Poverty Level 73%
% Below Poverty Level 27%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 26.5%
Median Gross Rent $727
Median House Value $67,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 69.2%
US/American 0%
English 4.4%
Irish 8.4%

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station CORSICANA
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 827 $32,216
Groesbeck 4,325 $41,840

Mexia Public Libraries

Library
Gibbs Memorial Library
305 E RUSK ST
Mexia, Texas
(254) 562-3231
Library Web Site

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Mexia Hospitals

PARKVIEW REGIONAL HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
600 SOUTH BONHAM STREET
(254) 562-5332
Emergency Service: Yes

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Mexia High Schools

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MEXIA H S
405 E MILAM
254-562-4000
Serves 591 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

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405 E MILAM
254-562-4000
A Non-traditional School
Serves 50 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25

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405 E MILAM
254-562-4000
A Non-traditional School
Serves 14 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

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