Quitman, Texas

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Quitman is a city in Wood County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,030 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Wood County.[3] It is most notable for being the birthplace of American Academy Award winning actress Sissy Spacek. The city's slogan is "Come grow with us."



Quitman is located at 32°47′46″N 95°26′40″W / 32.79611°N 95.44444°W / 32.79611; -95.44444 (32.796026, -95.444501).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,030 people, 775 households, and 509 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,103.5 people per square mile (426.0/km²). There were 874 housing units at an average density of 475.1/sq mi (183.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.05% White, 6.40% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 1.63% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.30% of the population.

There were 775 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.91.

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