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Overview

Introduction to Kaufman, Texas

Kaufman, Texas is 20 miles SE of Mesquite, Texas (center to center) and 31 miles SE of Dallas, Texas. Kaufman is located in Kaufman County.

Kaufman History

This region was originally inhabited by the Caddo, Comanche, Cherokee, Delaware, and Kickapoo Indians. The first white settlers, who arrived in 1840, were comprised of forty families led by Dr. William P. King. King built a fort which caused the region to become known as Kings Fort. In the next few years the community continued to develop and was renamed Kingsboro. In 1846, it became part of the newly established Henderson County. Several years later, Kaufman County was founded on land taken from Henderson County. Kingsboro became a part of the new county and was renamed Kaufman. It was incorporated as a town in 1872.

Kaufman and Nearby Attractions

  • Southfork Ranch
  • Dallas World Aquarium
  • Terrell Heritage Museum
  • Little Chapel-in-the-Woods
  • White Rock Lake Park

Things To Do In Kaufman

Southfork Ranch a nearby attractions where the popular television series Dallas was filmed. The Little Chapel-in-the-Woods is a late 20th century chapel with stained glass windows that is considered to be one of the finest examples of architecture in the state. Other nearby attractions include Terrell Heritage Museum, Dallas World Aquarium, and Gov. Hogg Shrine Historic Site. The White Rock Lake Park is a 1015 acre park which allows outdoor activities like hiking and biking.

Kaufman Transportation

Air transportation is available from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Kaufman Higher Education

Amberton University, Brookhaven College, Cedar Valley College, Collin County Community College, and Criswell College are some of the colleges near Kaufman.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,919
Male Share of the Population45.1%
Female Share of the Population54.9%
Senior Citizens13.1%
Employed Population 16+2,860
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married35.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.6%
Median Earnings25+$26,919
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,714
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,816

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,941
% Above Poverty Level72.9%
% Below Poverty Level27.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home0.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone25%
Median Gross Rent$828
Median House Value$86,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)48.2%
German11.7%
Irish9.8%
English6.7%
Italian1.7%
Scottish1.2%
French Except Basque0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Czech0.4%
African0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Arab0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Polish0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Kaufman Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kaufman County
Standard Zip Codes75142
Phone Area Codes903,469,972
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.58
Approximate Longitude-96.3

Kaufman Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationKAUFMAN 3 SE
Distance2.9 miles
Jan Temp32 to 54 F
Apr Temp52 to 74 F
Jul Temp72 to 95 F
Oct Temp54 to 78 F
Annual Precip38.9 inches
StationWILLS POINT
Distance18.7 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp50 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 93 F
Oct Temp53 to 77 F
Annual Precip43.6 inches
StationWAXAHACHIE
Distance33.8 miles
Jan Temp35 to 57 F
Apr Temp54 to 78 F
Jul Temp73 to 96 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip38.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Crandall3,126$79,265
Forney16,842$89,830
Kemp1,449$36,466
Rosser303$48,750
Seagoville15,701$44,781
Terrell16,626$44,006

Kaufman Public Libraries

Kaufman County Library
3790 S HOUSTON ST
Kaufman, Texas
(972) 932-6222

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Kaufman Hospitals

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman
(Non-profit)
850 Ed Hall Drive

Kaufman Public Schools

Gary W Campbell H S
4814 County Rd 151
ZIP: 75142
(972) 932-8789
High
Total Enrollment 35
Helen Edward Early Childhood Center
1605 Rand Rd
ZIP: 75142
(972) 932-0800
Primary
Total Enrollment 431
Kaufman H S
3205 S Houston St
ZIP: 75142
(972) 932-2811
High
Total Enrollment 957
Legacy Park Preparatory
603 S Madison
ZIP: 75142
(972) 932-3814
Lucille Nash Intermediate
1002 S Houston St
ZIP: 75142
(972) 932-6415
Middle
Total Enrollment 538
Monday Pri
905 S Madison
ZIP: 75142
(972) 932-3513
Primary
Total Enrollment 591
Norman J H
3701 S Houston St
ZIP: 75142
(972) 932-2410
Middle
Total Enrollment 622
Phillips Elementary
1501 Royal
ZIP: 75142
(972) 932-4500
Primary
Total Enrollment 593

Kaufman Private Schools

Kaufman Christian School
401 N Shannon St
ZIP: 75142
Elementary
Total Enrollment 63
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