China is on U.S. Highway 90 ten miles west of Beaumont in northwestern Jefferson County. The Texas and New Orleans Railroad was completed through the area in 1860, and a water stop was established amidst a grove of chinaberry trees near the community's present location; the stop was dubbed China Grove. A post office by that name was authorized in March 1887 but was discontinued within two months. Another office, using the shorter name China, was established in 1893.
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|1,260||2020||United States Census Bureau|
|1,215||2019||Texas Demographic Center|
|1,160||2010||United States Census Bureau|
|1,112||2000||United States Census Bureau|
|1,144||1990||United States Census Bureau|