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Overview

Introduction to Lufkin, Texas

Lufkin, Texas, in Angelina county, is 77 miles SE of Tyler, Texas (center to center) and 115 miles N of Houston, Texas.

Lufkin History

The community of Lufkin was founded in 1882. At that time, it was a train stop on the Houston, East and West Texas Railway. The city was named after Abraham P. Lufkin, a cotton merchant from Galveston. S. Abram's general store was one of the first stores in the area. The city's post office was also established in 1882, and William A. Abney became the first postmaster. Lufkin was incorporated on October 15, 1890, and J. M. Smith became the first mayor. The city is also home to Lufkin Industries which was established in 1902.

Lufkin and nearby Attractions

  • Davy Crockett National Forest
  • Ellen Trout Zoo
  • Angelina National Forest
  • Museum of East Texas
  • Shirley Creek Park
  • Texas Forestry Museum

Things To Do In Lufkin

Lufkin offers easy access to the Ellen Trout Zoo which includes a miniature train and a beautiful lake for fishing. The city has several other parks and open spaces including Gulf Park, Winston Park, Kit McConnico Park, Brandon Park, Jones Park, Morris Franks Park, and Lufkin Land Park. Hiking can also be enjoyed at the Azalea Trail. One can also spend their leisure hours in Dave's Skate Park.

Lufkin Transportation

Flights can be availed from East Texas Regional Airport.

Lufkin Higher Education

Angelina College is the local college. Higher educational facilities are also offered by Stephen F. Austin State University, The University of Texas at Tyler, and Tyler Junior College.

People

Total Population36,015
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens16%
Employed Population 16+14,737
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married45.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.4%
Median Earnings25+$26,782
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,530
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,595

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,596
% Above Poverty Level76.3%
% Below Poverty Level23.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone25.7%
Median Gross Rent$810
Median House Value$93,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)56.9%
US/American0.1%
English5.7%
Irish6.7%

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

Lufkin Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 77 miles SE of Tyler, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City115 miles N of Houston, Texas
CountyAngelina
Standard Zip Codes75901, 75904
P.O. Box Zip Codes75902, 75903, 75915
Phone Area Codes936
Time ZoneCentral (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude31.338
Longitude-94.728

Lufkin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLUFKIN ANGELINA CO AP
Distance7.4 miles
Jan Temp38 to 59 F
Apr Temp54 to 78 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp55 to 80 F
Annual Precip46.6 inches
StationSAM RAYBURN DAM
Distance41.7 miles
Jan Temp35 to 58 F
Apr Temp53 to 77 F
Jul Temp70 to 95 F
Oct Temp54 to 80 F
Annual Precip60.5 inches
StationLIVINGSTON 2 NNE
Distance43.5 miles
Jan Temp36 to 59 F
Apr Temp52 to 78 F
Jul Temp71 to 94 F
Oct Temp54 to 80 F
Annual Precip51.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Corrigan1,742$32,500
Diboll5,370$43,963
Huntington2,268$46,742

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

Lufkin Public Libraries

Library
Kurth Memorial Library
706 S RAGUET ST
Lufkin, Texas
(936) 630-0561
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Lufkin Hospitals

MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER OF EAST TEXAS
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1201 WEST FRANK STREET
(936) 634-8111
Emergency Service: Yes

WOODLAND HEIGHTS MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
505 SOUTH JOHN REDDITT DRIVE
(936) 634-8311
Emergency Service: Yes

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Lufkin High Schools

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LUFKIN H S
309 MEDFORD DR
936-632-7721
Serves 2,232 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.7

HUDSON H S
6735 TED TROUT DR
936-875-9232
A Title I School.
Serves 653 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

STUBBLEFIELD LRN CTR
208 N JOHN REDDITT
936-634-1100
A Non-traditional School
Serves 40 students.

STUBBLEFIELD LRN CTR
208 N JOHN REDDITT
409-634-1100
A Non-traditional School
Serves 25 students.

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208 N JOHN REDDITT
409-634-1100
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 11 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 1.9

SPECIAL SERVICES
101 COTTON SQ
936-630-4273
A Special Education School
Serves 11 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11

STUBBLEFIELD LRN CTR
208 N JOHN REDDITT
936-634-1100
A Non-traditional School
Serves 9 students.

JUVENILE DETENT CTR
101 COTTON SQ
936-634-8689
A Non-traditional School
Serves 6 students.

STATE SCHOOL
101 COTTON SQ
936-630-4271
A Special Education School
Serves 5 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5

STUBBLEFIELD LRN CTR
208 N JOHN REDDITT
409-897-2271
A Non-traditional School
Serves 1 students.

ALTER SCH
101 COTTON SQ
936-632-7203
A Non-traditional School

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