Corsicana is a city located in Navarro County, Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 24,485. It is the county seat of Navarro County. Corsicana is the home of the Collin Street Bakery , which has been making fruitcakes since 1896.
Corsicana is located at 32°5'33" North, 96°28'10" West (32.092480, -96.469407)1.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 56.2 km² (21.7 mi²). 53.7 km² (20.7 mi²) of it is land and 2.5 km² (1.0 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 4.42% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 24,485 people, 8,762 households, and 5,966 families residing in the city. The population density is 455.8/km² (1,180.4/mi²). There are 9,552 housing units at an average density of 177.8/km² (460.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 59.28% White, 23.59% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.47% Pacific Islander, 13.64% from other races, and 1.91% from two or more races. 22.47% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 8,762 households out of which 34.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% are married couples living together, 15.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% are non-families. 27.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.64 and the average family size is 3.21.
In the city the population is spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 12.6% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $27,203, and the median income for a family is $33,078. Males have a median income of $27,516 versus $19,844 for females. The per capita income for the city is $14,001. 22.3% of the population and 17.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 29.4% of those under the age of 18 and 15.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.