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Overview

Introduction to Nacogdoches, Texas

The city of Nacogdoches is the county seat of Nacogdoches County, which lies in the eastern part of the state of Texas. Incorporated in 1837, Nacogdoches claims the distinction of being the oldest town in the state. The city has actually been under more flags than the state of Texas. In addition to Texas' Six Flags (Spanish, French, Mexican, The Lone Star, The Confederate, and The United States), Nacogdoches has also served under the flags of The Long Republic, The Magee-Gutierrez Republic, and The Fredonia Republic. The city is located approximately 130 miles southeast of Dallas, 140 miles northeast of Houston, and 90 miles southwest of Shreveport, Louisiana.

Nacogdoches was the site of Texas' first producing oil well, which was drilled in 1861. In later years, the advent of the railroad established Nacogdoches as a viable commercial center. The 20th century saw a shift in the city's industrial base from cotton and tobacco to banking, poultry, tools, medical services, and education. The most significant economic development in the city's recent history was the enlargement of the Stephen F. Austin State University in the 1960s, which triggered a rapid boost to the city's growth.

Nacogdoches was also the site of a notable 1912 Marx Brothers performance which convinced the brothers to switch from singing to comedy. Audience reaction to their singing prompted Groucho to ad-lib some insults about the town, and the ensuing laughter started the act on its new and successful course. A historic plaque commemorating the event is posted in downtown Nacogdoches.

Things to do in Nacogdoches

The oldest town in Texas is also one of the most charming. In addition to the numerous locally owned specialty and antique shops, there are many historic and cultural sites to explore. Following are some of the more interesting local activities and attractions:

  • Lanana Creek Trail: A 2.5-mile trail beginning at Liberty Hall in historic downtown
  • Millard's Crossing Historic Village: A reconstructed historic village depicting East Texas life as it existed in the 19th century
  • Oak Grove Cemetery: Famed as the final resting place for a number of legendary Texans.
  • Sterne-Hoya House Museum: Baptismal spot of Sam Houston
  • Mast Arboretum
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Lake Nacogdoches
  • Stone Fort Museum

Sports fans who like to make day-trips can take the ride to Houston or Dallas (approximately 3 hours to each city) and watch some exciting pro sports action. The following teams are located in Houston:

  • Baseball: Houston Astros
  • Football: Houston Texans
  • Basketball: Houston Rockets (NBA) and Houston Comets (WNBA)
  • Hockey (American Hockey League): Houston Aeros
  • Soccer: Houston Dynamo

The Dallas area is home to the following teams:

  • Baseball: Texas Rangers (located in Arlington)
  • Football: Dallas Cowboys
  • Basketball: Dallas Mavericks
  • Hockey (NHL): Dallas Stars
  • Soccer: FC Dallas
  • American Association Minor-League Baseball: Fort Worth Cats (independent)

Demographics

People

Total Population33,589
Male Share of the Population46.1%
Female Share of the Population53.9%
Senior Citizens10.9%
Employed Population 16+13,891
Age of the Population24

Families

% of people married32.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.1%
Median Earnings25+$31,179
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,341
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,284

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,197
% Above Poverty Level69.1%
% Below Poverty Level30.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone34.5%
Median Gross Rent$763
Median House Value$137,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)55.6%
German9.2%
Irish7.2%
English5.2%
French Except Basque3%
Scottish2.5%
Italian1.9%
Swedish1.3%
Polish1%
Czech0.8%
Norwegian0.6%
Welsh0.6%
African0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Russian0.5%
US/American0.5%
Canadian0.3%
Albanian0.3%
Slovene0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Ugandan0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Greek0.1%
Arab0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Somali0.1%
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Nacogdoches Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nacogdoches County
Standard Zip Codes75961, 75964, 75965
P.O. Box Zip Codes75963
Company Zip Codes75962
Phone Area Codes936
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude31.61
Approximate Longitude-94.65

Nacogdoches Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNACOGDOCHES
Distance1 miles
Jan Temp36 to 57 F
Apr Temp55 to 76 F
Jul Temp74 to 94 F
Oct Temp56 to 79 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationLUFKIN ANGELINA CO AP
Distance26.2 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
StationGROVETON
Distance46.6 miles
Jan Temp37 to 61 F
Apr Temp53 to 79 F
Jul Temp71 to 95 F
Oct Temp55 to 82 F
Annual Precip48.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chireno457$38,750
Cushing483$56,071
Garrison1,174$42,344
Lufkin35,888$52,424
Mount Enterprise507$55,417

Nacogdoches Public Libraries

Judy B Mcdonald Public Library
1112 NORTH ST
Nacogdoches, Texas
(936) 559-2970

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Nacogdoches Hospitals

Nacogdoches Medical Center
(Proprietary)
4920 N. E. Stallings Drive
Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
1204 North Mound Street

Nacogdoches Public Schools

Emeline Carpenter Academy Of Technology & Science
1005 Leroy St
ZIP: 75961
(936) 569-5070
Primary
Total Enrollment 491
Etoile Daep
1800 Douglass Rd
ZIP: 75961
(936) 465-9404
Martin Educational Center For Achievement
302 Hughes St
ZIP: 75961
(936) 569-3175
High
Total Enrollment 68
Mcmichael Middle
4330 S E Stallings Dr
ZIP: 75961
(936) 552-0519
Middle
Total Enrollment 730
Mike Moses Middle
2801 Park St
ZIP: 75961
(936) 569-5001
Middle
Total Enrollment 645
Nacogdoches Co Alter Ed Coop
302 Hughes
ZIP: 75961
(936) 569-3175
Other
Raguet El
2708 Raguet St
ZIP: 75961
(936) 569-5052
Primary
Total Enrollment 514
Thomas J Rusk Academy Of Fine Arts
411 N Mound St
ZIP: 75961
(936) 569-3100
Primary
Total Enrollment 668
Woden Daep
5263 Fm 226
ZIP: 75961
(936) 564-2073
Brooks-quinn-jones El
907 N Sanders St
ZIP: 75964
(936) 569-5040
Primary
Total Enrollment 778
Fredonia El
1326 S Fredonia St
ZIP: 75964
(936) 569-5080
Primary
Total Enrollment 555
Nettie Marshall Academy Of Dual Language
422 W Cox St
ZIP: 75964
(936) 569-5062
Primary
Total Enrollment 367
Central Heights El
10317 Us Hwy 259 N
ZIP: 75965
(936) 552-3424
Primary
Total Enrollment 526
Central Heights H S
10317 Us Hwy 259 N
ZIP: 75965
(936) 552-3408
High
Total Enrollment 338
Central Heights Middle
10317 Us Hwy 259 N
ZIP: 75965
(936) 552-3441
Middle
Total Enrollment 288
Nacogdoches Co Alter Ed Coop
301 Hughes St
ZIP: 75965
(936) 569-5770
Nacogdoches H S
4310 Appleby Sand Rd
ZIP: 75965
(936) 564-2466
High
Total Enrollment 1623
Stephen F Austin State University Charter School
2428 Raguet St
ZIP: 75965
(936) 468-5899
Primary
Total Enrollment 250

Nacogdoches Private Schools

Christ Episcopal School
1428 N Mound St
ZIP: 75961
Elementary
Total Enrollment 88
Fredonia Hill Baptist Academy
1711 South St
ZIP: 75964
Elementary
Total Enrollment 104
Nacogdoches Christian Academy
211 Se Stallings Dr
ZIP: 75964
Elementary
Total Enrollment 57
Pineywoods Adventist School
4629 Fm 1638
ZIP: 75964
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
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