Kaufman

Kaufman, the county seat of Kaufman County, is at the intersection of State highways 34 and 243 and U.S. Highway 175, thirty-four miles east of Dallas near the center of the county. The original inhabitants of the area were Caddo, Cherokee, Comanche, Delaware, and Kickapoo Indians. The first Whites were forty families led by Mississippian Dr. William P. King, who arrived in the area in 1840, purchased 2½ square miles of land, and built a fort on a hilltop that overlooked his new home. In his honor the outpost that provided security for the settlers was called Kings Fort, and the stream that ran nearby became known as King's Creek. During the next five years several buildings were built near the fort. Gradually a community developed, named Kingsboro.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Kaufman is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Kingsboro)

Locations

  • Latitude
    32.57587820
    Longitude
    -96.30900800

Has Post Office

Yes

Is Incorporated

Yes

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Kaufman by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Kaufman
Pop. Year Source
6,797 2020 United States Census Bureau
7,565 2019 Texas Demographic Center
6,703 2010 United States Census Bureau
6,490 2000 United States Census Bureau
5,251 1990 United States Census Bureau
4,658 1980 United States Census Bureau
4,012 1970 United States Census Bureau
3,087 1960 United States Census Bureau
2,714 1950 United States Census Bureau
2,654 1940 United States Census Bureau
2,279 1930 United States Census Bureau
2,501 1920 United States Census Bureau
1,959 1910 United States Census Bureau
1,378 1900 United States Census Bureau
1,282 1890 United States Census Bureau