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Livingston, Texas
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Location o Livingston, Texas
Location o Livingston, Texas
Coordinates: 30°42′34″N 94°56′4″W / 30.70944°N 94.93444°W / 30.70944; -94.93444
Kintra Unitit States
State Texas
County Polk
Aurie
 • Total 21.7 km2 (8.4 sq mi)
 • Laund 21.7 km2 (8.4 sq mi)
 • Watter 0.0 km2 (0.0 sq mi)
Elevation 51 m (167 ft)
Population (2000)
 • Tot 5,433
 • Density 250.9/km2 (649.9/sq mi)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Simmer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 77351, 77399
Aurie code(s) 936
FIPS code 48-43132[1]
GNIS featur ID 1361573[2]

Livingston is a toun in Polk Coonty, Texas, Unitit States. The population wis 5,335 at the 2010 census. It is the coonty seat o Polk Coonty[3]. Livingston wis settled in 1835 as Springfield. Its name wis chyngit tae Livingston an became the coonty seat o Polk Coonty in 1846.[4]

The Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation is juist tae the east o Livingston. The 2000 census reportit a resident population o 480 bodies athin the reservation.

Livingston haes ane hospital, the Memorial Medical Center at Livingston

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Livingston is locatit at 30°42′34″N 94°56′4″W / 30.70944°N 94.93444°W / 30.70944; -94.93444 (30.709518, -94.934443)[5].

Accordin tae the United States Census Bureau, the toun haes a tot aurie o 8.4 square miles (22 km2), o which, 8.4 square miles (22 km2) o it is laund an 0.12% is watter. Housomeivver, the toun o Livingston is approximately 10 miles (16 km) east o Lake Livingston, which is the lairgest drinkin watter reservoir in the state o Texas.

Elevation: 148 ft

Major Heich-gates:

Demografics[eedit | eedit soorce]

As o the census[1] of 2000, thare wur 5,433 fowk, 2,048 hoosehaulds, an 1,341 faimilies residin in the toun. The population densitie wis 649.9 indwallers per square mile (250.9/km²). Thare wur 2,358 hoosin units at an average densitie o 282.1 per square mile (108.9/km²). The racial makeup o the toun wis 70.38% White, 18.50% African American, 0.64% Native American, 0.83% Asie, 8.08% frae ither races, an 1.56% frae twa or mair races. 13.90% o the population wur Hispanic or Latino o ony race.

Thare wur 2,048 hoosehaulds oot o which 34.4% haed childer unner the age o 18 livin wi thaim, 45.4% wur marriet couples livin thegither, 16.4% haed a female hoosehaulder wi nae husband present, an 34.5% wur nan-faimilies. 30.9% o aw hoosehaulds wur made up o individuals an 15.7% haed someane livin alane who wis 65 years o age or aulder. The average hoosehauld size wis 2.50 an the average faimily size wis 3.13.

In the toun the population wis spread oot wi 27.7% unner the age o 18, 9.1% frae 18 tae 24, 26.5% frae 25 tae 44, 19.7% frae 45 tae 64, an 17.1% who wur 65 years o age or aulder. The median age wis 35 years. For ivery 100 females thare wur 85.0 males. For ivery 100 females age 18 an ower, thare wur 79.2 males.

The median income for a hoosehauld in the toun wis $31,424, an the median income for a faimily wis $37,868. Males haed a median income o $30,318 versus $21,774 for females. The per caipita income for the toun wis $17,214. Aboot 18.2% o faimilies an 22.3% o the population wur belaw the poverty line, includin 27.7% o those unner age 18 an 17.4% o those age 65 or ower.

Govrenment an infrastructur[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Polk Coonty Courthouse locatit in Downtown Livingston

The United States Postal Service operates the Livingston Post Office.[6]

The Livingston Municipal Airport, operatit bi the City of Livingston, is locatit in West Livingston.[7][8]

Nearbi West Livingston haes the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) Allan B. Polunsky Unit,[7][9][10] the location o the State of Texas daith row syne 1999.[11]

A few miles ootside o Livingston is the IAH Polk Coonty Secure Adult Detention Center, which hooses aroond 700 immigrant men daily who hae been detained bi Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Run bi private-prison company Community Education Centers, the facility haes frequently been creeticisit for its sub-par treatment o migrants an is currently unner fire in a naition-wide campaign cawin for the closur o ten o the wirst detention centers in the naition.[12]

Livingston uises a manager-cooncil seestem o govrenment. The current mayor is Clarke Evans.

Bankin[eedit | eedit soorce]

Livingston is the heidquarters tae twa regional bank seestems, the First Naitional Bank an the First State Bank. First State Bank haes branches in Onalaska, Texas an Shepherd, Texas an Wast o Livingston, on Hwy 190. First Naitional Bank haes a main branch dountoun an a branch bank in Onalaska, Texas an ane on Hwy 190.

Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

Greyhound Lines operates the Livingston Station at the Super Stap Food Mart.[13] The ceety's airport, Livingston Municipal Airport (LMA) is locatit tae the soothwast o the toun. It serves mainly recreational flichts but whiles serves routes tae lairger airports in East Texas an Wast Louisiana.

Education[eedit | eedit soorce]

The City of Livingston is servit bi the Livingston Independent School District.

Polk Coonty College is bein biggit in Livingston. It will offer a full twa year college curriculum and some fower year college courses.[14]

Media[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • KCTL Televeesion
  • KETX Televeesion
  • KETX Radio (1440 KETX (AM) and 92.3 KETX-FM)
  • KDOL Radio (96.1 KDOL-FM)
  • PolkCountyToday.com (Up-tae-date news wabsteid) PolkCountyToday.com (online version o the "PolkCountyToday.com")
  • Polk County Enterprise (newspaper)
  • East Texas News (online version o the "Polk County Enterprise")

Sports Championships[eedit | eedit soorce]

Heich Schuil Fitbaa:

  • Livingston Dunbar (1A-PVIL) state champions 1953[15][16]
  • Livingston Dunbar (1A-PVIL) state champions 1954
  • Livingston Dunbar (1A-PVIL) state champions 1958
  • Livingston Dunbar (1A-PVIL) state runner Up 1959

High School Basketbaa:

  • Livingston High (Aw schuils in ane diveesion) 1939
  • Livingston Dunbar (1A-PVIL) Runner Up 1952

Tourism[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Lake Livingston Recreational Area

Lake Livingston Home Page

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. City of Livingston, Texas, Information, History
  5. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. "Post Office Location - LIVINGSTON." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on May 16, 2010.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "West Livingston CDP, Texas." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on May 9, 2010.
  8. "Municipal Airport." City of Livingston. Retrieved on May 9, 2010.
  9. "Polunsky Unit." Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Retrieved on May 7, 2010.
  10. Rainwater, Mary. "Death row inmate: No justice by execution." Rapid City Journal. May 5, 2010. Retrieved on May 9, 2010. "are heavy on the mind of 41-year-old former South Dakota resident Kevin Scott Varga, who sits on death row in the Polunsky Unit in Livingston, Texas."
  11. "Death Tow Facts." Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Retrieved on May 7, 2010.
  12. Expose & Close
  13. "Livingston, Texas." Greyhound Lines. Retrieved on May 16, 2010.
  14. [1]
  15. Friday Night History - PVIL Past Football Champions - Texas High School Football
  16. UIL: Athletics - Champions Archives and Records
  17. THC - Atlas - County Search

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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