Madisonville, Texas

Madisonville, Texas

Madisonville, Texas
A portion of downtown Madisonville, Texas
A portion of downtown Madisonville, Texas
Nickname(s): Madville
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)
Elevation 249 ft (76 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,159
 • Density 1,003.3/sq mi (387.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 77864
Area code(s) 936
FIPS code 48-45996[1]
GNIS feature ID 1362063[2]
One of numerous historic plantation-style homes in Madisonville
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.[3] Both the City of Madisonville and the County of Madison were named for U.S. President James Madison, the fourth chief executive.[4]


  • Geography 1
  • Demographics 2
  • Education 3
  • Climate 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Madisonville is located at (30.950915, -95.912623).[5]

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.


Madisonville water tower
The Madisonville Meteor newspaper office is located next to the Madison County Museum.
The First Baptist Church is among several houses of worship in Madisonville.

As of the census[1] 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 City of Madisonville is served by the Madisonville Consolidated Independent School District.


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.[8]


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ Jackson, Charles Christopher. "Madisonville, Texas". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved November 12, 2012. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ Climate Summary for Madisonville, Texas

External links

  • City of Madisonville
  • History of Madisonville from the Handbook of Texas Online published by the Texas State Historical Association