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Jackson County, Texas

Jackson County, Texas
The Jackson County Courthouse in Edna
Map of Texas highlighting Jackson County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1836
Named for Andrew Jackson
Seat Edna
Largest city Edna
Area
 • Total 857 sq mi (2,220 km2)
 • Land 829 sq mi (2,147 km2)
 • Water 27 sq mi (70 km2), 3.2%
Population
 • (2010) 14,075
 • Density 17/sq mi (7/km²)
Congressional district 27th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .us.tx.jackson.cowww
Historical carriage inside the Jackson County, Texas, Courthouse

Jackson County is a Republic of Texas).[3][4] It is named for Andrew Jackson, President of the United States from 1829 to 1837.[5]

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Major highways 1.1
    • Adjacent counties 1.2
  • Demographics 2
  • Communities 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 857 square miles (2,220 km2), of which 829 square miles (2,150 km2) is land and 27 square miles (70 km2) (3.2%) is water.[6]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 14,391 people, 5,336 households, and 3,889 families residing in the county. The population density was 17 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 6,545 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 76.49% White, 7.64% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 12.65% from other races, and 2.39% from two or more races. 24.68% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 17.9% were of German, 10.8% American, 9.3% Czech, 6.0% Irish and 5.6% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 81.6% spoke English and 17.4% Spanish as their first language.

There were 5,336 households out of which 34.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.20% were married couples living together, 10.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.10% were non-families. 24.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.40% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 15.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,254, and the median income for a family was $42,066. Males had a median income of $32,639 versus $19,661 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,693. About 12.20% of families and 14.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.10% of those under age 18 and 15.60% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.  
  4. ^ "Jackson County". Texas Almanac. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved June 20, 2015. 
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 167. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder".  

External links

  • Jackson County government's website
  • Jackson County from the Handbook of Texas Online
  • "Jackson County Profile" from the Texas Association of Counties

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