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Wake Village, Texas
Location of Wake Village, Texas
Location of Wake Village, Texas
Bowie County WakeVillage.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County Bowie
 • Total 2.99 sq mi (7.75 km2)
 • Land 2.99 sq mi (7.75 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
341 ft (104 m)
 • Total 5,492
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,779.23/sq mi (686.96/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 903
FIPS code 48-76096
GNIS feature ID 1370739

Wake Village is a city in Bowie County, Texas, United States, and a suburb of Texarkana, Texas. It is part of the Texarkana metropolitan area. The population was 5,492 at the 2010 census.


Wake Village is located in eastern Bowie County at 33°25′33″N 94°6′42″W / 33.42583°N 94.11167°W / 33.42583; -94.11167 (33.425701, -94.111716), immediately west of Texarkana, at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 989 and Old Redwater Road, north of U.S. Route 67 and south of U.S. Route 82. The city of Nash is situated immediately to the north, also along FM 989.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2), all of it land.


Wake Village was founded in 1944/45 for the war effort to provide housing for the plant workers at the Red River Army Depot and the Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant.

The name came from Wake Island in the Pacific theater of the war. The population was over 1,000 in the early 1950s; in the early 1990s it had reached 4,400, and the 2000 census reported 5,129.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 1,066
1960 1,140 6.9%
1970 2,408 111.2%
1980 3,865 60.5%
1990 4,757 23.1%
2000 5,129 7.8%
2010 5,492 7.1%
2019 (est.) 5,327 −3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 5,129 people, 2,042 households, and 1,511 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,092.9 people per square mile (1,193.0/km2). There were 2,198 housing units at an average density of 1,325.4/sq mi (511.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 82.76% White, 14.19% African American, 0.92% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.96% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.18% of the population.

There were 2,042 households, out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 25.8% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,961, and the median income for a family was $47,474. Males had a median income of $32,486 versus $20,648 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,447. About 8.3% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.8% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.

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