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Mexia is a city in Limestone County.

The community was named after Gen. Jos? Antonio Mexia, whose family donated land for the town

The latitude of Mexia is 31.679N. The longitude is -96.481W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 522 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,710.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$22,785
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Mexia demographic reports
Natural gas was discovered here in 1912; an oil gusher blew in nine years later
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 44. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 6.6 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Anna Nicole Smith, model and TV personality
Nearby parks & recreation: Fort Parker State Park, Lake Mexia Recreation Area
Historic sites and museums: Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historical Park, Mexia Public Schools Museum, Old Fort Parker State Historic Site
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

5% of Mexia residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mexia ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mexia was $12,235, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of Mexia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Mexia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $312.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $559.


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Libraries in Mexia include Gibbs Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Limestone County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mexia political report.

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The average commute time for Mexia workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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