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Woodville, Texas
City Hall
City Hall
Location of Woodville, Texas
Location of Woodville, Texas
Tyler County Woodville.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County Tyler
 • Total 3.15 sq mi (8.15 km2)
 • Land 3.15 sq mi (8.15 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
269 ft (82 m)
 • Total 2,586
 • Estimate 
 • Density 772.02/sq mi (298.06/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
75979, 75990
Area code(s) 409
FIPS code 48-80212
GNIS feature ID 1371934

Woodville is a town in Tyler County, Texas, United States. The town is intersected by three U.S. highways: U.S. Highway 69, U.S. Highway 190, and U.S. Highway 287. The population was 2,586 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Tyler County. The town was named after George Tyler Wood, governor of Texas from 1847 to 1849.


Woodville is located at 30°46′34″N 94°25′16″W / 30.776246°N 94.421243°W / 30.776246; -94.421243 (30.776246, -94.421243).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.2 km2), all of it land.


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


Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 518
1930 969
1940 1,521 57.0%
1950 1,863 22.5%
1960 1,920 3.1%
1970 2,662 38.6%
1980 2,821 6.0%
1990 2,636 −6.6%
2000 2,415 −8.4%
2010 2,586 7.1%
Est. 2019 2,428 −6.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,415 people, 990 households, and 591 families living in the town. The population density was 766.2 people per square mile (296.0/km2). There were 1,264 housing units at an average density of 401.0 per square mile (154.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 65.34% White, 31.80% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.75% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.87% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.45% of the population.

There were 990 households, out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.3% were married couples living together, 16.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.3% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 24.6% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 24.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 77.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,711, and the median income for a family was $31,000. Males had a median income of $30,515 versus $21,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,686. About 19.7% of families and 23.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.1% of those under age 18 and 13.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

  • Brian Babin, former Mayor of Woodville and Republican member of the United States House of Representatives for Texas's 36th congressional district since 2015
  • Zelmo Beaty, born on October 25, 1939, in Hillister, Texas, attended Scott High School in Woodville. Beaty played collegiate basketball at Prairie View A&M, where from 1958 to 1962 he averaged 25 points and 20 rebounds per game and was a two-time first team NAIA All-American (1960 & 1962). The "Big Z" led Prairie View A&M to the NAIA national basketball title in 1962 and was named the Chuck Taylor Tournament MVP. He was drafted by the St. Louis Hawks of the NBA, where he played seven seasons. Later, in his first season in the ABA, Beaty led the Utah Stars to the 1971 ABA title and was awarded the ABA playoffs' Most Valuable Player award
  • Kree Harrison, runner-up on the 12th season of American Idol
  • James White, Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 19, including Tyler County


The Woodville Independent School District (WISD) serves families from the community of Woodville Texas.

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