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Lufkin, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Lufkin had a population of 36,949 as of July 1, 2017. Lufkin ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lufkin is located at latitude 31.3229 and longitude -94.729 in Angelina County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lufkin (see map below) encompass a land area of 33.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.28 sq. miles. Angelina County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 312 feet.

The City of Lufkin (GNIS ID: 2410895) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Lufkin is located within Lufkin Division of Angelina County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lufkin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Lufkin, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 36,949
Daytime Population: Workers 27,580
Daytime Population: Residents 22,016
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 49,596
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.34
Population in Households 35,851
Population in Familes 29,627
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,098
Population Density2 1,106
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $42,892
Average Household Income $61,866
Per Capita Income $23,101


Total Housing Units 14,995 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,264 (48.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,329 (42.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,402 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $113,889
Average Home Value $142,073


Total Households 13,593
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 9,145
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.72% 0.58%
Households 0.69% 0.58%
Families 0.66% 0.51%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   1.96%

Lufkin, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lufkin to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 95 95th
Population Density # 650 63rd
Diversity Index # 101 94th
Median Household Income # 1033 41st
Per Capita Income # 915 48th

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