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Corrigan, Texas
Corrigan City Hall
Corrigan City Hall
Location of Corrigan, Texas
Location of Corrigan, Texas
Polk County Corrigan.svg
Country  United States
State  Texas
County Polk
 • Type Council-manager
 • Total 2.30 sq mi (5.95 km2)
 • Land 2.30 sq mi (5.95 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
236 ft (72 m)
 • Total 1,595
 • Estimate 
 • Density 701.66/sq mi (270.88/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 936
FIPS code 48-17036
GNIS feature ID 1355032

Corrigan is a town in Polk County, Texas, USA. The town was named for Pat Corrigan, conductor on the first train on the newly built Houston, East and West Texas Railway to arrive in the town. Its population was 1,595 at the 2010 census.


Corrigan is located at 30°59′54″N 94°49′36″W / 30.99833°N 94.82667°W / 30.99833; -94.82667 (30.998281, -94.826690).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 298
1940 1,402
1950 1,417 1.1%
1960 986 −30.4%
1970 1,304 32.3%
1980 1,770 35.7%
1990 1,764 −0.3%
2000 1,721 −2.4%
2010 1,595 −7.3%
2019 (est.) 1,611 1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, 1,721 people, 630 households, and 437 families were residing in the town. The estimated population in 2018 was 1,604. The population density was 934.9 people/sq mi (361.1/km2). The 734 housing units averaged 398.7/sq mi (154.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 48.11% White, 42.18% African American, 0.23% Native American, 8.83% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 14.93% of the population.


Of the 630 households, 37.6% had children under 18 living with them, 40.3% were married couples living together, 24.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were not families. About 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 2.63, and the average family size was 3.23.

In the town, the age distribution was 31.3% under 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.7 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $18,980, and for a family was $24,830. Males had a median income of $30,144 versus $19,881 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,794. About 30.3% of families and 31.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.1% of those under age 18 and 30.8% of those age 65 or over.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Corrigan has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.


The Town of Corrigan is served by the Corrigan-Camden Independent School District, which operates Corrigan-Camden High School.

The Texas Legislature designated Polk County as being in the boundary of Angelina College's district.

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