Seagoville, Texas

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City of Seagoville, Texas
City
Location of Seagoville in Dallas County, Texas
Location of Seagoville in Dallas County, Texas
Coordinates: 32°39′7″N 96°33′0″W / 32.65194°N 96.55000°W / 32.65194; -96.55000Coordinates: 32°39′7″N 96°33′0″W / 32.65194°N 96.55000°W / 32.65194; -96.55000
Country United StatesUnited States
State TexasTexas
Counties Dallas, Kaufman
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
 • City Council Mayor Sid Sexton
Harold Magill
Brenda Thompson
Lee Landess
Carl K. Polnac
Peggy Day
 • City Manager Larry Graves
Area
 • Total 19.0 sq mi (49.2 km2)
 • Land 18.7 sq mi (48.4 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)  1.58%
Elevation 440 ft (134 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 14,835
 • Density 780/sq mi (300/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 75159
Area code(s) 972
FIPS code 48-664281
GNIS feature ID 13468442
Website seagoville.us

Seagoville is a city in Dallas County, Texas, United States, and a suburb of Dallas. A small portion of Seagoville extends into Kaufman County. The population was 14,835 at the 2010 census.3 The city is located along U.S. Highway 175 and the Southern Pacific Railroad, 10 miles (16 km) from downtown Mesquite.4

History

The town was founded in 1876 as Seago by T. K. Seago (1836–1904). The United States Post Office changed the town's name to "Seagoville" in 1910 to prevent confusion with another city in Texas called Sego.4

Seagoville is fast growing and improving in economic development. Plans are in place to rebuild downtown Seagoville into a new retail area.citation needed The surrounding areas had been approved for substantial property upgrades. This project is entitled Town Center. This project was approved as a go-ahead by the Planning and Zoning Committee on December 13, 2007.citation needed

During World War II, The Federal Reformatory for Women in Seagoville was the site of a United States Immigration and Naturalization Service detention camp for people of Japanese, German and Italian descent who were classified as "enemy aliens".4 Internees at Seagoville published a German language newsletter called the Sägedorfer Fliegende Blätter.5 The camp housed up to 647 people, and was closed in June 1945.6

Geography

Seagoville is located at 32°39′7″N 96°33′0″W / 32.65194°N 96.55000°W / 32.65194; -96.55000 (32.651920, -96.550033).7

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.0 square miles (49.2 km2), of which 18.7 square miles (48.4 km2) is land and 0.31 square miles (0.8 km2), or 1.58%, is water.8

Demographics

At the 2000 census1, there were 10,823 people, 3,308 households and 2,464 families residing in the city. The population density was 666.3 per square mile (257.3/km²). There were 3,608 housing units at an average density of 222.1 per square mile (85.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 78.76% White, 9.62% African American, 0.75% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 7.78% from other races, and 2.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.60% of the population.

There were 3,308 households of which 38.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.29.

25.8% of the population were under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 36.2% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 117.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 126.0 males.

The median household income was $40,168 and the median family income was $45,590. Males had a median income of $33,061 versus $25,753 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,398. About 9.3% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.1% of those under age 18 and 17.4% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure

Federal Correctional Institution, Seagoville is located in Seagoville. The United States Postal Service operates the Seagoville Post Office at 314 Glendale Avenue.9

Education

Primary and secondary schools

Public schools

Dallas Independent School District

Almost all of the Dallas County portion of Seagoville is served by the Dallas Independent School District. The area is within the Board of Trustees District 4.10 Portions of Seagoville are zoned to Central Elementary School, Seagoville North Elementary School, and Seagoville Elementary School.11 All of the city is zoned to Seagoville Middle School (6-8), and Seagoville High School (9-12).

Seagoville North Elementary School was scheduled to open in 2012.12 Prior to 2012, the students in the Dallas County portion were zoned to Seagoville Elementary School (at the time, grades PK-2) and Central Elementary School (at the time, grades 3-5).

Seagoville Elementary, Seagoville North, and Central Elementary are within the Seagoville city limits, while Seagoville Middle and Seagoville High are in Dallas, near the city of Seagoville. Seagoville Alternative Center, an alternative school is within the city limits.

Seagoville Independent School District was the town's school district. In 1965 the district was absorbed into the Dallas Independent School District.4

Crandall Independent School District

The minuscule Kaufman County portion is served by Crandall Independent School District. The students in the Crandall portion are zoned to Wilson Elementary School, Crandall Middle School, and Crandall High School. Wilson Elementary and Crandall Middle are within the city of Crandall. Crandall High is partially in Crandall and partially in unincorporated Kaufman County.

Mesquite Independent School District

A very small portion of northeast Seagoville is within the boundaries of Mesquite Independent School District. That portion is served by Achziger Elementary School, Terry Middle School, and John Horn High School (all three schools are in Mesquite).13 The area was formerly zoned to Thompson Elementary School.14

History of schools

The first school established in Seagoville was the Brinegar School. The one room log school house, which featured split-log seating, was constructed around 1867 in the area of the modern-day Heard Park. Professor J.T. Doss built a new school building in 1880. In 1909 that school was destroyed in a fire. In 1910 a new brick high school building opened on the site of what is now Seagoville Elementary School.15

Public libraries

Seagoville has its own public library called the Seagoville Public Library at 702 North U.S. Highway 175.16

Parks and recreation

The Dallas Independent School District operates the Seagoville Stadium in Seagoville.17

References

  1. ^ a b "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. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Seagoville city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d Seagoville, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online
  5. ^ "Seagoville Internee Newspaper: Sägedorfer Fliegende Blätter". The Freedom of Information Times (in German). Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  6. ^ Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). "World War II Internment Camps". The Handbook of Texas Online. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Seagoville city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 19, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Post Office Location - SEAGOVILLE." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on December 4, 2008.
  10. ^ "Trustee District 4 with School Locations." Dallas Independent School District. Retrieved on November 24, 2008.
  11. ^ "PROPOSED 2012-13 Seagoville North ES Zone." (Archive) Dallas Independent School District. Retrieved on March 11, 2013.
  12. ^ "New Schools-2008 Bond Program." Dallas Independent School District. Retrieved on January 8, 2010.
  13. ^ "AttendZones1213.pdf." Mesquite Independent School District. Retrieved on April 4, 2014.
  14. ^ "AttendZones0809.pdf." Mesquite Independent School District. Retrieved on April 4, 2014.
  15. ^ "History." City of Seagoville. Retrieved on February 13, 2012.
  16. ^ "Welcome to the Seagoville Public Library." Seagoville Public Library. Retrieved on December 4, 2008.
  17. ^ "Athletic Facilities." Dallas Independent School District. Retrieved on February 24, 2012.

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