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Centerville, Texas
—  City  —
Location of Centerville, Texas
Coordinates: 31°15′23″N 95°58′46″W / 31.25639°N 95.97944°W / 31.25639; -95.97944Coordinates: 31°15′23″N 95°58′46″W / 31.25639°N 95.97944°W / 31.25639; -95.97944
Country United States
State Texas
County Leon
 - Total 1.5 sq mi (3.8 km2)
 - Land 1.5 sq mi (3.8 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 354 ft (108 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 903
 Density 620.9/sq mi (239.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 75833
Area code(s) 903
FIPS code 48-13900[1]
GNIS feature ID 1354216[2]

Centerville is a city in Leon County, Texas, United States. The population was 903 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Leon County[3].

Centerville was so named as it is near the geographic center of Leon County. However, it is also coincidentally located nearly midway between Dallas and Houston.[4]



Centerville is located at 31°15′23″N 95°58′46″W / 31.256432°N 95.979449°W / 31.256432; -95.979449 (31.256432, -95.979449).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 903 people, 388 households, and 230 families residing in the city. The population density was 620.9 people per square mile (240.4/km2). There were 464 housing units at an average density of 319.0/sq mi (123.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 75.30% White, 21.82% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 1.66% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.99% of the population.

There were 388 households out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.5% were non-families. 38.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 23.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 83.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,677, and the median income for a family was $35,278. Males had a median income of $38,125 versus $19,167 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,469. About 14.9% of families and 19.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.7% of those under age 18 and 20.9% of those age 65 or over.


The City of Centerville is served by the Centerville Independent School District.


Centerville is home to several churches representing the main denominations of the Christian faith, in addition to several non-denominational congregations. Churches and contact information currently listed by the Centerville Chamber of Commerce are as follows:

Calvary Baptist Church - 903-536-2647
Chapel of the Hills Assembly of God - 903-536-4673
Christian Life Center of Centerville -
Church of Christ - 903-536-2511
Concord Baptist Church
Ebenezer Baptist Church -
First Baptist Church - 903-536-2302
First United Methodist Church - 903-536-2225
Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church - 903-536-2078
Hopewell United Methodist - 903-536-4069
Leona Baptist Church - 903-344-2283
Leona & Evans Chapel United Methodist - 903-536-2945 - 903-536-2942
Living Faith Baptist Church - 903-536-4057
Malvern United Methodist Church - 903-677-3466
Mt Calm (Pinetop) Baptist Church
Mt Zion Baptist Church
New Faith Full Gospel Baptist Church - 903-344-1020
New Salem Baptist Church - Centerview Community
New Zion Missionary Baptist Church - 903-536-4013
North Creek Baptist Church - 903-536-7051
Our Savior Lutheran Church - 903-536-2019
Pleasant Spring A.M.E. Church
Redland Community Baptist Church - 903-529-2274
Spring Seat United Methodist Church
St Leo's The Great Catholic Mission - 903-536-5012
St Paul AME Church The River of Life Church - 903-536-1367
Victory Baptist Church


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ According to online mileage guides provided by Mapquest, it is 123.37 miles between Dallas and Centerville, and 117.21 miles between Houston and Centerville.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 


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