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Chandler, Texas
Chandler Library
Chandler Library
Location of Chandler, Texas
Location of Chandler, Texas
Henderson County Chandler.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County Henderson
 • Type General Law
 • Total 3.6 sq mi (9.2 km2)
 • Land 3.5 sq mi (9.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
404 ft (123 m)
 • Total 2,734
 • Density 781.1/sq mi (300.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 903
FIPS code 48-14224
GNIS feature ID 1332643

Chandler is a city in Henderson County, Texas, United States at the northern end of Lake Palestine. The population was 2,734 at the 2010 census.

American flags at park in Chandler
An American flag display at Winchester Park in Chandler


Chandler is located at 32°18′26″N 95°28′46″W / 32.30722°N 95.47944°W / 32.30722; -95.47944 (32.307206, -95.479340).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2), of which, 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (1.41%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 765
1980 1,308 71.0%
1990 1,630 24.6%
2000 2,099 28.8%
2010 2,734 30.3%
Est. 2015 2,949 7.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
Chandler, TX, welcome sign IMG 0556
Chandler welcome sign
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First Baptist Church

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,099 people, 817 households, and 588 families residing in the city. The population density was 598.9 people per square mile (231.6/km²). There were 877 housing units at an average density of 250.2 per square mile (96.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.18% White, 13.15% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.76% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.81% of the population.

There were 817 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city, the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 20.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,641, and the median income for a family was $50,000. Males had a median income of $36,125 versus $26,615 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,075. About 8.2% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.7% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.

Public amenities

Winchester Park is located on the southern end of Chandler. It boasts 3 baseball fields, a playground, 2 pavilions, 2 concession areas, a lake and a walking trail.

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Chandler City Hall

East Texas Medical Center also operates an outpatient treatment/fitness center near the central part of Chandler.

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