Overton, Texas

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Overton is a city in Rusk and Smith Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 2,350 at the 2000 census.

Overton lies in two counties as well as two metropolitan areas. The Rusk County portion of the city is part of the Longview Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Smith County portion is part of the Tyler Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Overton is located at 32°16′25″N 94°58′35″W / 32.27361°N 94.97639°W / 32.27361; -94.97639 (32.273608, -94.976306)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.8 square miles (17.5 km²), of which, 6.7 square miles (17.4 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.59%) is water. Most of the city lies in Rusk County, with only a small part extending into Smith County.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,350 people, 906 households, and 629 families residing in the city. The population density was 350.2 people per square mile (135.2/km²). There were 1,013 housing units at an average density of 150.9/sq mi (58.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 78.1% White, 17.0% African American, 1.4% Native American, 0.6% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. 2.1% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 906 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.99.

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