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Goodlow, Texas
Location of Goodlow, Texas
Location of Goodlow, Texas
Navarro County Goodlow.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County Navarro
Area
 • Total 1.03 sq mi (2.66 km2)
 • Land 1.02 sq mi (2.65 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
341 ft (104 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 200
 • Estimate 
(2019)
198
 • Density 193.55/sq mi (74.73/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 48-30188
GNIS feature ID 1388186
Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 345
1980 343 −0.6%
1990 319 −7.0%
2000 264 −17.2%
2010 200 −24.2%
2019 (est.) 198 −1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

Goodlow is a city in Navarro County, Texas, United States. The population was estimated at 197 in the 2019 census.

Geography

Goodlow is located at 32°6′59″N 96°13′15″W / 32.11639°N 96.22083°W / 32.11639; -96.22083 (32.116300, -96.220939).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land.

History

According to the Texas State Historical Association, Goodlow "was established around 1900 on land belonging to Harry Goodlow. In the mid-1930s the primarily black community had two churches, two schools, and a number of houses. After World War II the Goodlow schools were consolidated with the Kerens schools, but the community continued to grow. Goodlow incorporated in 1978 after the city of Kerens refused to annex it."

Demographics

The 2019 census estimated there were 197 people and 79 housing units. The population density was 255.5 per square mile (99.0/km2). The racial makeup was 3.41% White, 95.08% African American, 1.52% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.89% of the population.

There were 99 households, of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.3% were married couples living together, 36.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.17.

30.7% of the population were under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 21.2% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 79.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 66.4 males.

The median household income was $46,250. Males had a median income of $24,375 and females $12,039. The per capita income was $9,569. About 36.1% of families and 30.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 30.6% of those 65 or over.

Education

The City of Goodlow is served by the Kerens Independent School District.

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