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Overview

Introduction to Mexia, Texas

Mexia, Texas, in Limestone county, is 40 miles E of Waco, Texas (center to center) and 79 miles S of Dallas, Texas.

Mexia History

Mexia was laid out in 1870, and the following year the Houston and Texas Central Townsite Company began offering lots for sale. A post office was built in 1872 and the town was incorporated the following year. It was named after General José Antonio Mexía, a Texan army hero in the Texas Revolution. A large deposit of natural gas was discovered in 1912 by the Mexia Gas and Oil Company and in 1920, the Mexia Oilfield was found. These discoveries led to rapid population growth in the area.

Mexia and Nearby Attractions

  • Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historical Park
  • Mexia Public Schools Museum
  • Old Fort Parker State Historic Site
  • Lake Mexia Recreation Area
  • Cameron Park Zoo

Things To Do In Mexia

The Mexia Public Schools Museum features memorabilia from the early 20th century which belongs to both Mexia and Dunbar schools. Old Fort Parker State Historic Site is the site of an early 19th century fort. Lake Mexia Recreation Area allows fishing, swimming and other activities. Other places of interest include the Cameron Park Zoo and Fort Parker State Park.

Mexia Transportation

Air transportation is available from Waco Regional airport.

Mexia Higher Education

Colleges close to Mexia include Baylor University, Navarro College, Chatham College and Community College of Allegheny County.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,462
Male Share of the Population52.8%
Female Share of the Population47.2%
Senior Citizens15.3%
Employed Population 16+2,754
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married37.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.6%
Median Earnings25+$26,057
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,153
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,208

Wealth

Median Family Income$37,721
% Above Poverty Level75%
% Below Poverty Level25%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone28.4%
Median Gross Rent$690
Median House Value$74,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)66.6%
Irish9.6%
German6.3%
English3.2%
Polish0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Norwegian0.6%
Scottish0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Czech0.3%
French Except Basque0.3%
Italian0.3%
African0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Belizean0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Mexia Almanac

CategoryValue
County Limestone County
Standard Zip Codes76667
Phone Area Codes254
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude31.67
Approximate Longitude-96.48

Mexia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMEXIA
Distance0.3 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
StationCORSICANA
Distance29.1 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
StationJEWETT
Distance30.1 miles
Jan Temp38 to 59 F
Apr Temp55 to 78 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp57 to 80 F
Annual Precip39.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Coolidge882$31,979
Groesbeck4,324$50,278
Kirvin153$40,000
Teague3,542$47,321
Tehuacana244$55,000

Mexia Public Libraries

Gibbs Memorial Library
305 E RUSK ST
Mexia, Texas
(254) 562-3231

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Mexia Hospitals

Parkview Regional Hospital
(Proprietary)
600 South Bonham Street

Mexia Public Schools

A B Mcbay El
1000 N Ross
ZIP: 76667
(254) 562-4000
Primary
Total Enrollment 675
Developmental Ctr
804 E Grayson
ZIP: 76667
(254) 562-4000
Other
Total Enrollment 42
Mexia H S
1120 N Ross
ZIP: 76667
(254) 562-4000
High
Total Enrollment 510
Mexia J H
1 Blackcat Dr
ZIP: 76667
(254) 562-4000
Middle
Total Enrollment 390
R Q Sims Int
1010 N Ross
ZIP: 76667
(254) 562-4000
Primary
Total Enrollment 356
Sources :
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