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Golinda, Texas

Coordinates: 31°22′39″N 97°4′29″W / 31.37750°N 97.07472°W / 31.37750; -97.07472
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Golinda, Texas
This Citgo gas station was the only major branded business in Golinda until 2016, when a Dollar General Store was erected along U.S. 77.
This Citgo gas station was the only major branded business in Golinda until 2016, when a Dollar General Store was erected along U.S. 77.
Location of Golinda, Texas
Location of Golinda, Texas
Coordinates: 31°22′39″N 97°4′29″W / 31.37750°N 97.07472°W / 31.37750; -97.07472
CountryUnited States
CountiesFalls, McLennan
 • Total4.06 sq mi (10.51 km2)
 • Land4.02 sq mi (10.41 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
482 ft (147 m)
 • Total618
 • Density146.52/sq mi (56.57/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code254
FIPS code48-30092[2]
GNIS feature ID1358136[3]

Golinda is a city in Falls and McLennan counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 618 at the 2020 census,[4] an increase over the figure of 559 tabulated in 2010.

Golinda is part of the Waco Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Golinda is located primarily in northern Falls County at 31°22′39″N 97°4′29″W / 31.37750°N 97.07472°W / 31.37750; -97.07472 (31.377615, –97.074772).[5] The city limits extend north into southern McLennan County.

U.S. Route 77 passes through Golinda, leading north 13 miles (21 km) to Waco and south 38 miles (61 km) to Cameron.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city of Golinda has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.6 km2), of which 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.97%, is water.[6]


Golinda was the home of Sank Majors, a Black man who was lynched by a white mob in Waco in 1905. According to a contemporary account in The Houston Post, the people in the mob came from the Golinda area.[7]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
Golinda racial composition as of 2020[9]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 386 62.46%
Black or African American (NH) 87 14.08%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 2 0.32%
Pacific Islander (NH) 3 0.49%
Some Other Race (NH) 2 0.32%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 12 1.94%
Hispanic or Latino 126 20.39%
Total 618

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 618 people, 241 households, and 161 families residing in the city.

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 423 people, 171 households, and 128 families residing in the city. The population density was 101.8 inhabitants per square mile (39.3/km2). There were 185 housing units at an average density of 44.5 per square mile (17.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 76.36% White, 19.15% African American, 0.24% Asian, 4.26% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.27% of the population.

There were 171 households, out of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.0% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 20.1% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 19.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,955, and the median income for a family was $38,472. Males had a median income of $21,979 versus $22,159 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,136. About 8.8% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and 13.8% of those age 65 or over.


The Falls County portion of Golinda is served by the Chilton Independent School District. The Robinson Independent School District serves the McLennan County portion of the city.


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ Falls County City populations at City Data
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  6. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Golinda city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 22, 2016.[dead link]
  7. ^ Lynching in Texas Staff (February 14, 2018). "Lynching of Sank Majors: August 8, 1905". Lynching in Texas. Retrieved July 11, 2011.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved May 24, 2022.
  10. ^ https://www.census.gov/ [not specific enough to verify]
  11. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved May 18, 2022.
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[10][11]