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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population23,923
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+9,395
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married49.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.9%
Median Earnings25+$27,339
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,365
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,924

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,247
% Above Poverty Level77.6%
% Below Poverty Level22.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone24.9%
Median Gross Rent$719
Median House Value$80,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)58.1%
Irish7.9%
English7.8%
German7.7%
Scottish1.2%
Italian0.9%
Swedish0.8%
French Except Basque0.8%
Polish0.7%
Czech0.6%
Dutch0.4%
Norwegian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Arab0.1%
Welsh0.1%
African0.1%
Russian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
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Corsicana Almanac

CategoryValue
County Navarro County
Standard Zip Codes75109, 75110
P.O. Box Zip Codes75151
Phone Area Codes903
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.08
Approximate Longitude-96.39

Corsicana Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCORSICANA
Distance0.3 miles
Jan Temp34 to 55 F
Apr Temp53 to 75 F
Jul Temp73 to 95 F
Oct Temp55 to 79 F
Annual Precip39.4 inches
StationBARDWELL DAM
Distance15.3 miles
Jan Temp31 to 56 F
Apr Temp52 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 96 F
Oct Temp53 to 80 F
Annual Precip37.6 inches
StationMEXIA
Distance28.5 miles
Jan Temp34 to 58 F
Apr Temp53 to 78 F
Jul Temp72 to 96 F
Oct Temp54 to 81 F
Annual Precip41.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Barry300$50,208
Kerens1,629$32,361
Navarro171$63,750
Powell64$68,438
Rice933$57,778
Richland225$28,750

Corsicana Public Libraries

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

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Corsicana Hospitals

Navarro Regional Hospital
(Proprietary)
3201 Texas 22

Corsicana Public Schools

Mildred El
5475 S Hwy 287
ZIP: 75109
(903) 872-0381
Primary
Total Enrollment 283
Mildred H S
5475 S Hwy 287
ZIP: 75109
(903) 872-0392
Other
Total Enrollment 403
Bowie El
1800 Bowie Dr
ZIP: 75110
(903) 872-6541
Primary
Total Enrollment 652
Carroll El
1101 E 13th Ave
ZIP: 75110
(903) 872-3074
Primary
Total Enrollment 751
Collins Middle
1500 Dobbins Rd
ZIP: 75110
(903) 872-3979
Middle
Total Enrollment 863
Corsicana H Igh School
3701 W Hwy 22
ZIP: 75110
(903) 874-8211
High
Total Enrollment 1541
Dawson Daep
705 N Beaton
ZIP: 75110
(254) 578-1031
Drane Int
100 S 18th St
ZIP: 75110
(903) 874-8281
Middle
Total Enrollment 428
Fannin El
3201 N Beaton
ZIP: 75110
(903) 874-3728
Primary
Total Enrollment 603
Jose Antonio Navarro El
601 S 45th St
ZIP: 75110
(903) 874-1011
Primary
Total Enrollment 644
Navarro County Aep/abc
705 N Beaton
ZIP: 75110
(903) 682-2711
Navarro County Daep/abc
705 N Beaton
ZIP: 75110
(903) 872-6357
Sam Houston El
1213 W 4th Ave
ZIP: 75110
(903) 874-6971
Primary
Total Enrollment 434
Two Dimensions At Corsicana
901 E 10th Ave
ZIP: 75110
(903) 872-2988
Primary
Total Enrollment 104

Corsicana Private Schools

James L Collins Catholic School
3000 W State Highway 22
ZIP: 75110
Elementary
Total Enrollment 149
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