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Madisonville, Texas
A portion of downtown Madisonville, Texas
A portion of downtown Madisonville, Texas
Location of Madisonville, Texas
Location of Madisonville, Texas
Country United States
State Texas
County Madison
 • Total 4.3 sq mi (11.1 km2)
 • Land 4.1 sq mi (10.7 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
249 ft (76 m)
 • Total 5,000
 • Density 1,003.3/sq mi (387.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 936
FIPS code 48-45996
GNIS feature ID 1362063
Plantation style home in Madisonville, TX IMG 1016
One of numerous historic plantation-style homes in Madisonville
Woobine Hotel sign, Madisonville, TX IMG 1018
The Woodbine Hotel and Restaurant in Madisonville dates to 1904.

Madisonville is a city in Madison County, Texas, United States. The population was 4,396 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Madison County. Both the City of Madisonville and the County of Madison were named for U.S. President James Madison, the fourth chief executive.


Madisonville is located at 30°57′3″N 95°54′45″W / 30.95083°N 95.91250°W / 30.95083; -95.91250 (30.950915, -95.912623).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.3 square miles (11 km2), of which, 4.2 square miles (11 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (3.49%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 118
1870 98
1890 418
1920 1,079
1930 1,294 19.9%
1940 2,095 61.9%
1950 2,393 14.2%
1960 2,324 −2.9%
1970 2,881 24.0%
1980 3,660 27.0%
1990 3,569 −2.5%
2000 4,159 16.5%
2010 4,396 5.7%
Est. 2015 4,637 5.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
Madisonville, TX water tower IMG 3293
Madisonville water tower
Madisonville Meteor newspaper, Madisonville, TX IMG 1019
The Madisonville Meteor newspaper office is located next to the Madison County Museum.
First Baptist Church of Madisonville, TX IMG 0554
The First Baptist Church is among several houses of worship in Madisonville.

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,159 people, 1,473 households, and 1,016 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,003.3 people per square mile (386.9/km²). There were 1,653 housing units at an average density of 398.7 per square mile (153.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 56.60% White, 29.21% African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 10.56% from other races, and 2.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.24% of the population.

There were 1,473 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.1% were married couples living together, 17.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the city, the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,440, and the median income for a family was $29,077. Males had a median income of $22,292 versus $19,885 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,551. About 20.7% of families and 23.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.1% of those under age 18 and 17.0% 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, Madisonville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

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