|— City —|
Location of Quitman, Texas
|- Total||1.8 sq mi (4.8 km2)|
|- Land||1.8 sq mi (4.8 km2)|
|- Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||413 ft (126 m)|
|- Density||1,103.5/sq mi (426.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|- Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1375601|
Quitman is a city in Wood County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,030 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Wood County. It is notable for being the birthplace of American actress and singer Sissy Spacek.
Quitman is located at (32.796026, -95.444501).
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,030 people, 775 households, and 509 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,103.5 people per square mile (426.0/km²). There were 874 housing units at an average density of 475.1/sq mi (183.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.05% White, 6.40% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 1.63% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.30% of the population.
There were 775 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the city the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 29.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 86.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $31,607, and the median income for a family was $39,643. Males had a median income of $28,929 versus $25,060 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,831. About 9.2% of families and 11.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.6% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.
The City of Quitman is served by the Quitman Independent School District.
The Quitman Public Library is located at 202 East Goode Street one block east of the Wood County Courthouse. The library serves the City of Quitman and all of Wood County with a collection of 30,000 items.
Quitman also serves as the headquarters for some area businesses.