Poynor, Texas

Poynor, Texas

According to A2zdirectory, Poynor is a small town located in Texas, USA. It lies in the heart of the East Texas Piney Woods region and is situated on rolling hills and lush green valleys. The city has a temperate climate with mild winters and hot summers. In terms of its history, Poynor was founded in 1844 and was named after the Poynor family that owned most of the land at the time. The town quickly grew to become a bustling hub for industry, with lumber mills, sawmills, and cotton plantations dotting the landscape.

Politically, Poynor is a predominantly conservative city with strong ties to Republican party leaders from both local and state levels. The economy is driven by agriculture, timber production, manufacturing and tourism. There are several schools located within Poynor including elementary schools, middle schools, high schools as well as a community college.

Poynor has many notable landmarks that draw visitors from around the world including: The Old Poynor Store which dates back to 1857; The historic First United Methodist Church; The Poynor Museum which features artifacts from all eras of local history; And finally the iconic “Welcome To Poynor” sign which stands tall at the entrance of town welcoming all who enter its gates.

Population: 314. Estimated population in July 2020: 338 (+7.6% change)
Males: 149 (47.5%), Females: 165 (52.5%)

Henderson County

Zip code: 75782

Median resident age: 35.9 years
Median household income: $39,375
Median house value: $60,000

Races in Poynor:

  • White Non-Hispanic (89.2%)
  • Black (5.4%)
  • Hispanic (4.5%)
  • American Indian (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (33.1%), English (10.5%), German (7.6%), Irish (6.1%), Dutch (3.2%), Czech (1.9%).

Land area: 2.4 square miles

Poynor, Texas


Poynor, Texas is a small town located in Henderson County. It has a population of just over 200 people and covers an area of 0.7 square miles. The majority of the population is White, making up 84.9% of the total population followed by African American (8.3%) and Hispanic (3.3%). The median age in Poynor is 38 years old with an average household size of 2.46 people per household. The median household income in Poynor is $48,250 with a poverty rate of 10.4%.

The town of Poynor offers its residents plenty to do and see including historical sites, outdoor activities, and entertainment options such as the local theater and cinema complex. There are several local parks for residents to enjoy such as the Poynor City Park which features playgrounds, picnic areas, basketball courts and more! There are also plenty of restaurants in town offering all types of cuisines from Mexican to Chinese to Italian food. Another popular attraction for visitors to Poynor is the annual rodeo held every year on Memorial Day weekend which draws hundreds of spectators from all over the region!

For population 25 years and over in Poynor

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 6.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 39.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Poynor town

  • Never married: 19.8%
  • Now married: 58.9%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

0.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +81 (+34.8%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Poynor:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Poynor:

  • TYLER POUNDS RGNL (about 24 miles; TYLER, TX; Abbreviation: TYR)
  • EAST TEXAS RGNL (about 66 miles; LONGVIEW, TX; Abbreviation: GGG)
  • DALLAS LOVE FIELD (about 102 miles; DALLAS, TX; Abbreviation: DAL)

Other public-use airports nearest to Poynor:

  • ATHENS MUNI (about 16 miles; ATHENS, TX; Abbreviation: F44)
  • TARRANT FIELD (about 22 miles; MOUNT SELMAN, TX; Abbreviation: 6X0)
  • PALESTINE MUNI (about 23 miles; PALESTINE, TX; Abbreviation: PSN)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Poynor:

  • TRINITY VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 19 miles; ATHENS, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,858)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER (about 27 miles; TYLER, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,433)
  • TYLER JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 35 miles; TYLER, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,872)
  • KILGORE COLLEGE (about 55 miles; KILGORE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,814)
  • NAVARRO COLLEGE (about 59 miles; CORSICANA, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,842)
  • STEPHEN F AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 74 miles; NACOGDOCHES, TX; Full-time enrollment: 10,217)
  • ANGELINA COLLEGE (about 77 miles; LUFKIN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,773)