Hallsville, Texas

By | April 16, 2023

According to A2zcamerablog, Hallsville, Texas is a small city located in the eastern part of the state. The city has a population of just over 5,000 people and is situated along the intersections of highways 80 and 77. The geography of Hallsville is mostly flat with some rolling hills and wooded areas. Summers in Hallsville are hot and humid with temperatures reaching up to 100°F while winters are mild with temperatures rarely dropping below freezing.

Hallsville has a long history that dates back to before its incorporation in 1882. During the Civil War, it was a center for Confederate activity and was an important stop for soldiers on their way to battle in nearby Marshall, Texas. After the war ended, it became an important hub for trade and commerce as well as a center for education with several schools being established around this time period.

Today, Hallsville is governed by an elected mayor and city council who oversee the day-to-day operations of the city government. The economy of Hallsville is mainly supported by agriculture, retail stores, restaurants, banking services, and manufacturing facilities.

Education is highly valued in Hallsville with several public schools providing quality education to local students including Hallsville High School which consistently ranks among top schools in the state for academics excellence. In addition to public schools there are also two private schools located within the city limits that offer religious-based education options for families looking for alternative educational choices.

Hallsville’s most prominent landmark is its historic downtown area which features several beautiful buildings from its past including City Hall which was built in 1883 and serves as one of Texas’ oldest functioning government buildings today. Other notable landmarks include Old Town Hall Museum which houses artifacts from early settlers as well as exhibits about local history; Faith Memorial Park which offers visitors a peaceful haven away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life; and Stompin’ Grounds Trailhead which provides hikers access to some of East Texas’ most beautiful trails through wooded areas filled with wildlife such as deer and foxes.

Population: 2,772. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,897 (+4.5% change)
Males: 1,289 (46.5%), Females: 1,483 (53.5%)

Harrison County

Zip code: 75650

Median resident age: 33.0 years
Median household income: $45,341
Median house value: $76,300

Races in Hallsville:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.6%)
  • Black (4.8%)
  • Hispanic (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Other race (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (19.0%), Irish (10.4%), German (9.4%), English (8.6%), Scottish (2.2%), French (2.1%).

Elevation: 369 feet

Land area: 2.3 square miles

Hallsville, Texas


Hallsville, Texas is a small town located in the eastern part of Texas, just north of Longview. The population of Hallsville is estimated to be around 4,500 people. The town is primarily composed of families and individuals who have lived in the area for generations. There are also a few newcomers who have relocated from other parts of the state and even outside the state.

The majority of the population is white and there are also sizable numbers of African Americans and Hispanics living in Hallsville. About 10% of the population identifies as Hispanic or Latino while 7% identify as African American. The median household income in Hallsville is just over $50,000 with a poverty rate slightly higher than the national average at 13%. Education levels are on par with national averages with approximately 20% having completed some college or higher education.

Hallsville is home to a variety of businesses including retail outlets, restaurants, medical facilities, and manufacturing plants. There are also several churches located throughout town and several places to enjoy outdoor recreation such as hiking trails, fishing spots, and camping locations. Community events like festivals and parades take place throughout the year adding to the small-town charm that Hallsville has become famous for.

For population 25 years and over in Hallsville

  • High school or higher: 90.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 20.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hallsville city

  • Never married: 16.0%
  • Now married: 65.0%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

0.5% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +594 (+27.3%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Hallsville:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Hallsville:

  • EAST TEXAS RGNL (about 12 miles; LONGVIEW, TX; Abbreviation: GGG)
  • SHREVEPORT REGIONAL (about 53 miles; SHREVEPORT, LA; Abbreviation: SHV)
  • TYLER POUNDS RGNL (about 59 miles; TYLER, TX; Abbreviation: TYR)

Other public-use airports nearest to Hallsville:

  • HARRISON COUNTY (about 20 miles; MARSHALL, TX; Abbreviation: ASL)
  • CYPRESS RIVER (about 25 miles; JEFFERSON, TX; Abbreviation: 24F)
  • MANNING FIELD (about 27 miles; JEFFERSON, TX; Abbreviation: 6F7)

Amtrak stations near Hallsville:

  • 11 miles: LONGVIEW (905 PACIFIC AVE.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 15 miles: MARSHALL (FOOT OF N. WASHINGTON AVE.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hallsville:

  • KILGORE COLLEGE (about 23 miles; KILGORE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,814)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER (about 52 miles; TYLER, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,433)
  • STEPHEN F AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 56 miles; NACOGDOCHES, TX; Full-time enrollment: 10,217)
  • TYLER JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 59 miles; TYLER, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,872)
  • BOSSIER PARISH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 61 miles; BOSSIER CITY, LA; Full-time enrollment: 2,743)
  • LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY-SHREVEPORT (about 67 miles; SHREVEPORT, LA; Full-time enrollment: 3,059)
  • ANGELINA COLLEGE (about 82 miles; LUFKIN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,773)


Public high school in Hallsville:

  • HALLSVILLE H S (Students: 1,159; Location: GREEN ST; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Hallsville:

  • HALLSVILLE J H (Students: 651; Location: GREEN ST; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • HALLSVILLE MIDDLE (Students: 563; Location: GREEN ST; Grades: 05 – 06)
  • HALLSVILLE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 535; Location: GREEN ST; Grades: 03 – 04)
  • HALLSVILLE EL (Students: 491; Location: GREEN ST; Grades: 01 – 02)
  • HALLSVILLE PRI (Students: 329; Location: GREEN ST; Grades: PK – 07)
  • KILGORE DAEP (Students: 4; Location: GREEN ST; Grades: 04 – 12)