Wake Village

Wake Village is an incorporated town just west of Texarkana on U.S. Highway 67 in eastern Bowie County. It was founded in 1944 or early 1945 to house workers from the nearby Red River Army Depot and Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant, and was evidently named for Wake Island, a site of bitter fighting during World War II. The community incorporated soon after its founding, and by the early 1950s the population had reached 1,066. Since that time Wake Village continued to grow steadily, and in 1991 it had a population of 4,413. In 2000 the population was 5,129. Most of the residents worked at the nearby army installations or in Texarkana.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Population Counts

Wake Village
Pop. Year Source
5,945 2020 United States Census Bureau
5,757 2019 Texas Demographic Center
5,492 2010 United States Census Bureau
5,129 2000 United States Census Bureau
4,761 1990 United States Census Bureau