Community Profile


Located 30 miles southeast of Dallas and only 40 minutes from downtown, Kaufman is a community that is surrounded by incredible growth. Yet Kaufman still maintains its small town heritage by adopting development standards that are flexible enough to meet the challenges of new urbanism and still preserve what we have that is good.


What makes Kaufman so unique is that it is one of the last four lane divided highways out of Dallas that it is not nearly built out. Kaufman is still surrounded by mini-ranches, working agricultural land and rural estate living. But this community of 7,000 employs over 4,000 people. Half of our residents commute into the City for their work and over half our daytime employment commutes in from the surrounding area.


Kaufman is a city of 7,000 with no annexation plans, that lies in a county of 80,000 residents. It is the county seat, the heart beat of the county. State Highway 175 is the only divided highway between Interstate 45 and Interstate 20 that is the pathway from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to all of East Texas.

Additional Details

  • To learn more, go to the Kaufman Chamber of Commerce Community Profile page.
  • To learn more about our history and what makes Kaufman a community, go to the Chamber's History page.
  • For the "cold facts" read our demographics and economic profile.