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New Summerfield, Texas
Location of New Summerfield, Texas
Location of New Summerfield, Texas
Cherokee County NewSummerfield.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County Cherokee
 • Type Mayor
 • Total 4.70 sq mi (12.17 km2)
 • Land 4.70 sq mi (12.17 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
472 ft (144 m)
 • Total 1,111
 • Estimate 
 • Density 248.94/sq mi (96.12/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) Area code 903
FIPS code 48-51336
GNIS feature ID 1342512

New Summerfield is a city in Cherokee County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,111 at the 2010 census.


New Summerfield is located in northeastern Cherokee County at 31°58′40″N 95°6′39″W / 31.97778°N 95.11083°W / 31.97778; -95.11083 (31.977808, -95.110910). U.S. Route 79 passes through the community, leading west 10 miles (16 km) to Jacksonville, the largest city in Cherokee County, and northeast 22 miles (35 km) to Henderson. Texas State Highway 110 intersects US 79 in the center of New Summerfield, leading north 11 miles (18 km) to Troup and south 14 miles (23 km) to Rusk, the Cherokee County seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, New Summerfield has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12.2 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 344
1980 319 −7.3%
1990 521 63.3%
2000 998 91.6%
2010 1,111 11.3%
Est. 2019 1,170 5.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 998 people, 292 households, and 223 families residing in the city. The population density was 212.9 people per square mile (82.2/km2). There were 319 housing units at an average density of 68.0/sq mi (26.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 60.82% White, 2.40% African American, 0.20% Native American, 33.97% from other races, and 2.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 62.12% of the population.

There were 292 households, out of which 45.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.6% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.42 and the average family size was 3.91.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 37.2% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 14.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females, there were 122.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,071, and the median income for a family was $25,517. Males had a median income of $19,750 versus $18,393 for females. The per capita income for the city was $9,515. About 21.3% of families and 28.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.6% of those under age 18 and 19.3% of those age 65 or over.

The mayor of New Summerfield is Jane Barrow.


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


New Summerfield is served by the New Summerfield Independent School District and home to the New Summerfield High School Hornets.

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