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Beckville, Texas
City 2018 3-A Baseball and 2018 & 2021 2-A Volleyball State Champs
Location of Beckville, Texas
Location of Beckville, Texas
Panola County Beckville.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County Panola
 • Total 1.22 sq mi (3.15 km2)
 • Land 1.22 sq mi (3.15 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
341 ft (104 m)
 • Total 847
 • Estimate 
 • Density 676.25/sq mi (261.03/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 903
FIPS code 48-07108
GNIS feature ID 1351745

Beckville is a city in Panola County, in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 847 at the 2010 census.


The town was established circa 1850.


Beckville is located at 32°14′30″N 94°27′17″W / 32.24167°N 94.45472°W / 32.24167; -94.45472 (32.241788, -94.454790).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 435
1940 453 4.1%
1950 550 21.4%
1960 632 14.9%
1970 582 −7.9%
1980 945 62.4%
1990 783 −17.1%
2000 752 −4.0%
2010 847 12.6%
2019 (est.) 823 −2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 752 people, 293 households, and 210 families residing in the city. The population density was 620.9 people per square mile (240.0/km2). There were 361 housing units at an average density of 298.1 per square mile (115.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 59.18% White, 31.78% African American, 0.27% Native American, 7.18% from other races, and 1.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.11% of the population.

There were 293 households, out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 25.4% under the age of 18, 12.0% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 100. 0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,583, and the median income for a family was $34,271. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $22,708 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,818. About 19.4% of families and 22.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.5% of those under age 18 and 21.4% of those age 65 or over.


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

In 1888 John L. Appling donated one acre of land for a school which joined the one acre he donated for the Baptist Church. In 1897 Citizens held an election for the establishment of free education. The order confirming incorporation of the Beckville school is dated April 17, 1897. Since Beckville had outgrown the 1888 school a two-story building was built on the location of the present day high school. The old 1888 school was sold and turned into a dwelling which can still be seen today to the right of the First Baptist Church in downtown Beckville. (according to the Railroad records the 1888 school is one of the oldest schoolhouses in Texas)

2018 3A Baseball State Champs

2018 2A Volleyball State Champs

Notable People

Demorrio Williams- Former NFL middle linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons, Kansas City Chiefs, and San Diego Chargers.

See also

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