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Livingston, Texas
—  Town  —
Historic downtown Livingston
Location of Livingston, Texas
Coordinates: 30°42′34″N 94°56′4″W / 30.70944°N 94.93444°W / 30.70944; -94.93444
Country United States
State Texas
County Polk
Area
 - Total 8.4 sq mi (21.7 km2)
 - Land 8.4 sq mi (21.7 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 167 ft (51 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 5,433
 - Density 649.9/sq mi (250.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 77351, 77399
Area code(s) 936
FIPS code 48-43132[1]
GNIS feature ID 1361573[2]

Livingston is a town in Polk County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,433 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Polk County[3]. Livingston was settled in 1835 as Springfield. Its name was changed to Livingston and became the county seat of Polk County in 1846[4]. There are 6,612 people (according to the 2000 Census) in West Livingston, Texas. West Livingston is an area west of Livingston and east of Lake Livingston.

The Polunsky Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, which houses the male death row, is located five miles southwest of Livingston.

The Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation is just to the East of Livingston. The 2000 census reported a resident population of 480 persons within the reservation.

Livingston has one hospital, the Memorial Medical Center at Livingston

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Geography

Livingston is located at 30°42′34″N 94°56′4″W / 30.70944°N 94.93444°W / 30.70944; -94.93444 (30.709518, -94.934443)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 8.4 square miles (22 km2), of which, 8.4 square miles (22 km2) of it is land and 0.12% is water. However, the town of Livingston is approximately 10 miles (16 km) east of Lake Livingston, which is the largest drinking water reservoir in the state of Texas.

Elevation: 148 ft

Major Highways:

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,433 people, 2,048 households, and 1,341 families residing in the town. The population density was 250.9/km² (649.9/mi²). There were 2,358 housing units at an average density of 108.9/km² (282.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 70.38% White, 18.50% African American, 0.64% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 8.08% from other races, and 1.56% from two or more races. 13.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,048 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.4% were married couples living together, 16.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 85.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,424, and the median income for a family was $37,868. Males had a median income of $30,318 versus $21,774 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,214. About 18.2% of families and 22.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.7% of those under age 18 and 17.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education

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

Notable people

Notable people from Livingston include:

Media

  • KCTL Television
  • KETX Television
  • KETX Radio (1440 KETX (AM) and 92.3 KETX-FM)
  • KDOL Radio (96.1 KDOL-FM)
  • Polk County Enterprise (newspaper)

Sports Championships

High School Football:

  • Livingston Dunbar (1A-PVIL) 1953[12][13]
  • Livingston Dunbar (1A-PVIL) 1954
  • Livingston Dunbar (1A-PVIL) 1958
  • Livingston Dunbar (1A-PVIL) Runner Up 1959

High School Basketball:

  • Livingston High (All schools in one division) 1939
  • Livingston Dunbar (1A-PVIL) Runner Up 1952

Tourism

  • Lake Livingston Recreational Area

Lake Livingston Home Page

References

External links

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