Mineola, Texas

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Mineola is a city in Wood County, Texas, United States. It lies at the junction of U.S. highways 69 and 80, eighty miles east of Dallas in southwestern Wood County. The population was 5,611 at the 2000 census.

William Jesse McDonald, one of the four best known captains of the Texas Rangers, was a storekeeper and then Wood County deputy sheriff in Mineola in the late 19th century.



Mineola is located at 32°39′58″N 95°29′21″W / 32.66611°N 95.48917°W / 32.66611; -95.48917 (32.666008, -95.489147)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.8 km²), of which, 5.3 square miles (13.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.75%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,550 people, 1,779 households, and 1,197 families residing in the city. The population density was 859.6 people per square mile (332.1/km²). There were 1,993 housing units at an average density of 376.5/sq mi (145.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 77.19% White, 13.38% African American, 0.70% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 6.44% from other races, and 2.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.95% of the population.

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