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The population of Nacogdoches was 29,914 at the time of the 2000 census. Nacogdoches is about 140 miles northeast of Houston, 90 miles southwest of Shreveport, Louisiana and 180 miles southwest of Dallas.

The city center of Nacogdoches is located immediately north of the fork of LaNana and Banita Creeks. Lake Nacogdoches is about 10 miles west of town.

This highest recorded temperature in Nacogdoches was 112 degrees in 2000. The coldest was 3 degrees in 1989.

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The first oil well in Texas was in Nacogdoches. But it was no gusher, only producing about 10 barrels a day. Cotton, tobacco and logging fueled the economy of Nacogdoches into the 20th century. In 2010 Nacogdoches' primary economic assets are tourism and Stephen F. Austin State University with its 12,000 students.

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