Woodville is a town in Tyler County, Texas, United States. The town is intersected by three U.S. highways: U.S. Highway 69, U.S. Highway 190, and U.S. Highway 287. The population was 2,586 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Tyler County. The town was named after George Tyler Wood, governor of Texas from 1847-1849.
Location of Woodville, Texas
|• Total||3.15 sq mi (8.15 km2)|
|• Land||3.15 sq mi (8.15 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||269 ft (82 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||772.02/sq mi (298.06/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1371934|
Woodville is located at (30.776246, -94.421243).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.2 km2), all of it land.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Woodville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,415 people, 990 households, and 591 families living in the town. The population density was 766.2 people per square mile (296.0/km2). There were 1,264 housing units at an average density of 401.0 per square mile (154.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 65.34% White, 31.80% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.75% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.87% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.45% of the population.
There were 990 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.3% were married couples living together, 16.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.3% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the town, the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 24.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 77.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $23,711, and the median income for a family was $31,000. Males had a median income of $30,515 versus $21,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,686. About 19.7% of families and 23.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.1% of those under age 18 and 13.2% of those age 65 or over.
Notable attractions in the Woodville and surrounding area include:
- "Heritage Village", an open-air display of original, old buildings including a church, school, and a log cabin in set with others to help create a replica of an old frontier town.
- Allan Shivers Library and Museum features collections related to former Governor of Texas Allan Shivers who was from the area.
- Big Thicket National Preserve is to the south and west of town.
- Brian Babin, former Mayor of Woodville and Republican member of the United States House of Representatives for Texas's 36th congressional district since 2015
- Kree Harrison, runner-up on the 12th season of American Idol.
- James White, Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 19, including Tyler County.
- Zelmo Beaty, born on October 25, 1939 in Hillister, Texas, attended Scott High School in Woodville. Beaty played collegiate basketball at Prairie View A&M, where from 1958–1962 he averaged 25 points and 20 rebounds per game and was a two-time first team NAIA All-American (1960 & 1962). The "Big Z" led Prairie View A&M to the NAIA national basketball title in 1962 and was named the Chuck Taylor Tournament MVP. He was drafted by the St. Louis Hawks of the NBA, where he played seven seasons. Later, in his first season in the ABA, Beaty led the Utah Stars to the 1971 ABA title and was awarded the ABA playoffs' Most Valuable Player award.
The Woodville Independent School District (WISD) serves families from the community of Woodville Texas.
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- "'American Idol': Top 10 Revealed Amid Brutal Eliminations". March 7, 2013. Retrieved March 7, 2013.