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City of Seagoville, Texas
Location of Seagoville in Dallas County, Texas
Location of Seagoville in Dallas County, Texas
Country United StatesUnited States
State TexasTexas
Counties Dallas, Kaufman
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Total 19.0 sq mi (49.2 km2)
 • Land 18.7 sq mi (48.4 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)  1.58%
440 ft (134 m)
 • Total 14,835
 • Density 780.9/sq mi (301.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 214, 469, 972
FIPS code 48-66428
GNIS feature ID 1346844

Seagoville ( SEE-goh-vil) is a city in Dallas County, Texas, United States, and a suburb of Dallas. A small portion of Seagoville extends into Kaufman County. The population was 14,835 at the 2010 census. The city is located along U.S. Highway 175, 10 miles (16 km) from downtown Mesquite.


Seagoville was originally called Seago, and under the latter name was laid out in 1876 by T. K. Seago (1836–1904), and named for him. The United States Post Office changed the town's name to "Seagoville" in 1910 to prevent confusion with another city in Texas called Sego.

During World War II, the Federal Reformatory for Women in Seagoville was the site of a Immigration and Naturalization Service detention camp for Japanese, German and Italian Americans classified as "enemy aliens" and women of Japanese and German ancestry deported from Latin America. Internees at Seagoville published a German language newsletter called the Sägedorfer Fliegende Blätter. The camp housed up to 647 people, and was closed in June 1945, after the internees were either "repatriated" to Japan or Germany, or transferred to Crystal City, Texas.


Seagoville is located at 32°39′7″N 96°33′0″W / 32.65194°N 96.55000°W / 32.65194; -96.55000 (32.651920, -96.550033).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.0 square miles (49.2 km2), of which 18.7 square miles (48.4 km2) is land and 0.31 square miles (0.8 km2), or 1.58%, is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 604
1940 760 25.8%
1950 1,927 153.6%
1960 3,745 94.3%
1970 4,390 17.2%
1980 7,304 66.4%
1990 8,969 22.8%
2000 10,823 20.7%
2010 14,835 37.1%
Est. 2015 15,894 7.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2000 census, there were 10,823 people, 3,308 households and 2,464 families residing in the city. The population density was 666.3 per square mile (257.3/km²). There were 3,608 housing units at an average density of 222.1 per square mile (85.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 78.76% White, 9.62% African American, 0.75% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 7.78% from other races, and 2.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.60% of the population.

There were 3,308 households of which 38.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.29.

25.8% of the population were under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 36.2% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 117.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 126.0 males.

The median household income was $40,168 and the median family income was $45,590. Males had a median income of $33,061 versus $25,753 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,398. About 9.3% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.1% of those under age 18 and 17.4% of those age 65 or over.

Parks and recreation

The Dallas Independent School District operates the Seagoville Stadium in Seagoville.


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