Timpson, Texas

According to CITYPOPULATIONREVIEW.COM, Timpson is a small town located in East Texas, approximately 90 miles north of Houston. It is situated in the rolling hills of the Piney Woods region and has a population of just over 2,000 people. The climate in Timpson is mild and temperate, with warm summers and cool winters.

The town’s history dates back to the 1840s when it was first established as a trading post by settlers from Tennessee. Since then, it has grown steadily and today it is home to several businesses, including a lumber mill and a cotton gin. Politically, Timpson is part of Shelby County and its residents primarily lean conservative.

The economy of Timpson relies heavily on agriculture and timber production, although there are also some manufacturing jobs available in the area. The local school district serves over 1,000 students and offers courses ranging from kindergarten through twelfth grade. In addition to this, there are several private schools located nearby that provide an even more comprehensive education for those looking for something more specialized.

Timpson is home to many landmarks that offer insight into its history and culture. Some of these include the historic First Methodist Church which was built in 1871; the old Cotton Gin building which dates back to 1892; and the Timpson Depot Museum which houses artifacts from early settlers who lived in the area during its earliest days. There are also several parks located throughout Timpson where visitors can enjoy picnicking or take part in outdoor activities such as fishing or hiking.

Population: 1,094. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,144 (+4.6% change)
Males: 461 (42.1%), Females: 633 (57.9%)

Shelby County

Zip code: 75975

Median resident age: 37.3 years
Median household income: $17,500
Median house value: $42,400

Races in Timpson:

  • White Non-Hispanic (59.4%)
  • Black (35.6%)
  • Hispanic (4.5%)
  • Other race (2.4%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (19.7%), English (17.5%), Irish (4.5%), German (4.2%), Scotch-Irish (2.7%), French (2.6%).

Elevation: 408 feet

Land area: 2.5 square miles

Timpson, Texas


Timpson, Texas is a small rural town located in the northeastern corner of the state. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,255. The majority of the population is white (87%) with African Americans (7%), Hispanics (3%), and Native Americans (1%) making up the remaining population. The median age is 37 years old. The median household income is just over $30,000 per year. There are more females than males living in Timpson with a ratio of about 53% female to 47% male.

Timpson has a very close-knit community with many families having lived in the area for generations. Residents take pride in their town and support local businesses and organizations such as churches, schools, and civic groups. There are several small businesses within Timpson that provide goods and services to locals including restaurants, stores, and family-owned farms. The town also has a library and post office which are used by many residents on a regular basis.

The local economy relies heavily on agriculture as well as light manufacturing jobs at nearby factories. Many residents also commute to larger cities such as Tyler or Longview for employment opportunities or education purposes. Overall Timpson offers its residents a quiet lifestyle within an inviting community atmosphere that encourages neighborliness and community involvement among its citizens.

For population 25 years and over in Timpson

  • High school or higher: 63.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Timpson city

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 41.1%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 19.5%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

4.5% Foreign born (4.4% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +69 (+6.7%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Timpson:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Timpson:

  • EAST TEXAS RGNL (about 39 miles; LONGVIEW, TX; Abbreviation: GGG)
  • SHREVEPORT REGIONAL (about 55 miles; SHREVEPORT, LA; Abbreviation: SHV)
  • BARKSDALE AFB (about 66 miles; BOSSIER CITY, LA; Abbreviation: BAD)

Other public-use airports nearest to Timpson:

  • CENTER MUNI (about 19 miles; CENTER, TX; Abbreviation: F17)
  • PANOLA COUNTY-SHARPE FIELD (about 20 miles; CARTHAGE, TX; Abbreviation: 4F2)
  • SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY (about 31 miles; SAN AUGUSTINE, TX; Abbreviation: 78R)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Timpson:

  • STEPHEN F AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; NACOGDOCHES, TX; Full-time enrollment: 10,217)
  • ANGELINA COLLEGE (about 47 miles; LUFKIN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,773)
  • KILGORE COLLEGE (about 47 miles; KILGORE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,814)
  • LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY-SHREVEPORT (about 62 miles; SHREVEPORT, LA; Full-time enrollment: 3,059)
  • BOSSIER PARISH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 66 miles; BOSSIER CITY, LA; Full-time enrollment: 2,743)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER (about 69 miles; TYLER, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,433)
  • TYLER JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 84 miles; TYLER, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,872)


Public high school in Timpson:

  • TIMPSON H S (Students: 194; Location: 836 BEAR DR; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Timpson:

  • TIMPSON EL (Students: 234; Location: 836 BEAR DR; Grades: PK – 05)
  • TIMPSON MIDDLE (Students: 140; Location: 836 BEAR DR; Grades: 06 – 08)