Nacogdoches is the capital and the county seat ( county seat ) of Nacogdoches County in the U.S. state of Texas in the United States.
The city lies on the highways 7, 21, 59 and 259 in East Texas, about 100 kilometers away from Louisiana and has a total area of 65.5 km ², of which 0.2 km ² water surface are.
According to the census of 2000, there were 29,914 people in 11,220 households and 5,935 families. The population density was 457.8 inhabitants per km ². The racial the population was composed of 65.98 % White, 25.06 % African American, 0.34 % Native American, 1.13 % Asian, 0.11 % Pacific Islander residents from the and 5.84 % from other ethnic groups. Approximately 1.55% were of mixed descent, and 10.82 % of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Of the 11,220 households, 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them. 35.7 % were married couples living together. 13.7% were single mothers and 47.1 % were non-families. 33.5 % of all households were single-person households and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size amounted to 3.04.
20.2% of the population were under 18 years old, 30.9 % from 18 to 24, 22.3% 25-44, 15.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.1 % who were 65 years or older. The average age was 24 years. For every 100 females of all ages were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, 84.2 males.
The median income for a household was $ 22,700, and the median income for a family $ 37,020. Males have a median income of $ 28,933 versus $ 22,577 for females. The per capita income was $ 14,546. 32.3 % of the population and 20.9% of families are below the poverty line. Of which 38.4 % have children under the age of 18 and 13.3 % of those 65 or older.