Introduction to Seagoville, Texas

Seagoville, Texas, in Dallas county, is 9 miles SE of Mesquite, Texas (center to center) and 18 miles SE of Dallas, Texas. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Dallas metropolitan area.

Seagoville History

Hugh L. Buchanan, who arrived in the area in the 1860s, was one of the first settlers of Seagoville. The founder of the city, T. K. Seago, arrived in 1876 and set up a general store. The first school, consisting of a log cabin and split-log seats, was constructed by John A. Brinegar in 1867. The community accepted the name Seago in 1876 in honor of T. K. Seago. In 1878, the first Baptist Church was established in Seago. The community grew and prospered steadily and, in 1910, changed its name to Seagoville to avoid confusion with a nearby town called Sego.

Seagoville and nearby Attractions

  • Robinwood Baptist Church
  • Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens
  • James Ray Henry Stadium
  • Lawrence Lake
  • Seagoville Federal Correctional Institution
  • Kleberg-Rylie Branch Library

Things To Do In Seagoville

Seagoville Federal Correctional Institution was established in 1941. It had a state-of-the-art hospital and excellent facilities for prisoners. The dormitories were designed to make prisoners comfortable during their stay in the prison. It remains a place of attraction for tourists. Robinwood Baptist Church and Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens both attract tourists because of their splendid architecture and the ambience of serenity. James Ray Henry Stadium hosts sports events that tourists can attend as spectators. Kleberg-Rylie Branch Library, located nearby, allows visitors to spend some quiet time with a good book in hand.

Seagoville Transportation

Dallas Love Field Airport is located a short distance from the city.

Seagoville Higher Education

People seeking higher education can enroll at Eastfield College, Southern Methodist University, or Devry Institute of Technology.


Total Population 15,558
Male Share of the Population 54.8%
Female Share of the Population 45.2%
Senior Citizens 8.5%
Employed Population 16+ 5,393
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 47.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $42,648
% Above Poverty Level 84.2%
% Below Poverty Level 15.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%


People Living Alone 23.4%
Median Gross Rent $772
Median House Value $81,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 58.5%
US/American 0%
English 4.5%
Irish 6.6%

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

Seagoville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles SE of Mesquite, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 18 miles SE of Dallas, Texas
County Dallas
Standard Zip Codes 75159
Phone Area Codes 972
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.639
Longitude -96.538

Seagoville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station FERRIS
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 56 F
Apr Temp 53 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
Station KAUFMAN 3 SE
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 54 F
Apr Temp 52 to 74 F
Jul Temp 72 to 95 F
Oct Temp 54 to 78 F
Annual Precip 38.9 inches
Distance 23.3 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 55 F
Apr Temp 56 to 77 F
Jul Temp 77 to 96 F
Oct Temp 58 to 79 F
Annual Precip 37 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Balch Springs 24,948 $41,594
Combine 2,091 $72,778
Crandall 3,059 $69,297
Forney 16,793 $87,045

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

Seagoville Public Libraries

Seagoville Public Library
702 N HIGHWAY 175
Seagoville, Texas
(972) 287-7720
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Seagoville High Schools

A Title I School.
Serves 1,223 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

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