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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population36,112
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens15.7%
Employed Population 16+14,628
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married42.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21%
Median Earnings25+$27,556
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,936
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,543

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,016
% Above Poverty Level78.3%
% Below Poverty Level21.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone28.8%
Median Gross Rent$807
Median House Value$96,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)59%
Irish7.7%
German7.7%
English6.3%
French Except Basque1.7%
Scottish1%
Arab1%
Lebanese0.9%
Italian0.7%
Dutch0.6%
West Indian0.5%
Jamaican0.5%
Czech0.5%
Polish0.3%
African0.3%
Russian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Swedish0.1%
Greek0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
US/American0.1%
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Lufkin Almanac

CategoryValue
County Angelina County
Standard Zip Codes75901, 75904
P.O. Box Zip Codes75902, 75903, 75915
Phone Area Codes936
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude31.33
Approximate Longitude-94.72

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
Corrigan1,762$35,446
Diboll5,360$42,944
Huntington2,181$45,987
Nacogdoches33,789$45,843

Lufkin Public Libraries

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

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Lufkin Hospitals

Oceans Behavioral Hospital Of Lufkin
(Proprietary)
302 Globbers Knob Road
Memorial Specialty Hospital
(Non-profit)
1201 West Frank Avenue, 5th Floor
Woodland Heights Medical Center
(Proprietary)
505 S. John Redditt Dr.
Memorial Medical Center Of East Texas
(Non-profit)
1201 West Frank Avenue

Lufkin Public Schools

Anderson El
381 Champion Dr
ZIP: 75901
(936) 632-5527
Primary
Total Enrollment 302
Burley Pri
502 Joyce Ln
ZIP: 75901
(936) 639-3100
Primary
Total Enrollment 471
Coston El
707 Trenton
ZIP: 75901
(936) 639-3118
Primary
Total Enrollment 337
Hackney Pri
708 Lubbock St
ZIP: 75901
(936) 634-3324
Primary
Total Enrollment 245
Herty Pri
2804 Paul Ave
ZIP: 75901
(936) 639-2241
Primary
Total Enrollment 400
Kurth Pri
521 York Dr
ZIP: 75901
(936) 639-3279
Primary
Total Enrollment 366
Lufkin H S
309 Medford Dr
ZIP: 75901
(936) 632-7721
High
Total Enrollment 2154
Lufkin Middle
900 E Denman
ZIP: 75901
(936) 630-4444
Middle
Total Enrollment 1666
Slack El
1305 Fuller Springs Dr
ZIP: 75901
(936) 639-2279
Primary
Total Enrollment 422
Alter Sch
1121 Winston 8 Ranch Rd
ZIP: 75904
(936) 632-7203
Other
Brandon El
1612 Sayers St
ZIP: 75904
(936) 632-5513
Primary
Total Enrollment 428
Brookhollow El
1009 Live Oak Ln
ZIP: 75904
(936) 634-8415
Primary
Total Enrollment 332
Dunbar Pri
1806 Martin Luther King Jr D
ZIP: 75904
(936) 630-4500
Primary
Total Enrollment 389
Garrett Pri
507 Kurth Dr
ZIP: 75904
(936) 634-8418
Primary
Total Enrollment 373
Hudson H S
6735 Ted Trout Dr
ZIP: 75904
(936) 875-9232
High
Total Enrollment 779
Hudson Middle
6735 Ted Trout Dr
ZIP: 75904
(936) 875-9222
Middle
Total Enrollment 649
Juvenile Detent Ctr
705 Ellen Trout Dr
ZIP: 75904
(936) 634-8689
High
Total Enrollment 7
Pineywoods Community Academy El
602 S Raguet St
ZIP: 75904
(936) 634-5515
Primary
Total Enrollment 521
Pineywoods Community Academy H S
602 Raguet St
ZIP: 75904
(936) 634-5515
High
Total Enrollment 290
Special Services
1806 Martin Luther King Dr
ZIP: 75904
(936) 630-4273
Other
Total Enrollment 18
Stubblefield Lrn Ctr
208 N John Redditt
ZIP: 75904
(936) 634-1100
High
Total Enrollment 7
Stubblefield Lrn Ctr
208 N John Redditt
ZIP: 75904
(936) 634-1100
High
Total Enrollment 10
Stubblefield Lrn Ctr
502 College Dr
ZIP: 75904
(936) 634-1100
High
Total Enrollment 14
Stubblefield Lrn Ctr
502 College Dr
ZIP: 75904
(936) 634-1100
High
Total Enrollment 37
Stubblefield Lrn Ctr
208 N John Redditt
ZIP: 75904
(936) 897-2271
Trout Pri
1014 Allendale Dr
ZIP: 75904
(936) 639-3274
Primary
Total Enrollment 401
W F Peavy Pri
6920 State Hwy 94
ZIP: 75904
(936) 875-9344
Primary
Total Enrollment 741
W H Bonner El
536 Fm 3258
ZIP: 75904
(936) 875-9212
Primary
Total Enrollment 633

Lufkin Private Schools

Harmony Christian School
1601 Rice Dr
ZIP: 75901
Elementary
Total Enrollment 54
St Patrick Catholic School
2116 Lowery St
ZIP: 75901
Elementary
Total Enrollment 58
St Cyprian's Episcopal School
1115 S John Redditt Dr
ZIP: 75904
Elementary
Total Enrollment 122
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