Jackson County, Texas

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Jackson County, Texas
Jackson County, TX Courthouse IMG 1019.JPG
The Jackson County Courthouse in Edna, Texas
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.
Founded1837
SeatEdna
Area
 • Total857 sq mi (2,220 km2)
 • Land829 sq mi (2,147 km2)
 • Water28 sq mi (73 km2), 3.21%
Population
 • (2010)14,075
 • Density18/sq mi (7/km²)
Websitewww.co.jackson.tx.us
 
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Jackson County, Texas
Jackson County, TX Courthouse IMG 1019.JPG
The Jackson County Courthouse in Edna, Texas
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.
Founded1837
SeatEdna
Area
 • Total857 sq mi (2,220 km2)
 • Land829 sq mi (2,147 km2)
 • Water28 sq mi (73 km2), 3.21%
Population
 • (2010)14,075
 • Density18/sq mi (7/km²)
Websitewww.co.jackson.tx.us
Historical carriage inside the Jackson County, Texas, Courthouse

Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census its population was 14,075.[1] Its county seat is Edna[2]. Jackson County is named for Andrew Jackson, President of the United States from 1829 to 1837.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 857 square miles (2,219.6 km2), of which 829 square miles (2,147.1 km2) is land and 28 square miles (72.5 km2) (3.21%) is water.

Major Highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
CensusPop.
1850996
18602,612162.2%
18702,278−12.8%
18802,72319.5%
18903,28120.5%
19006,09485.7%
19106,4716.2%
192011,24473.8%
193010,980−2.3%
194011,7206.7%
195012,91610.2%
196014,0408.7%
197012,975−7.6%
198013,3522.9%
199013,039−2.3%
200014,39110.4%
201014,075−2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]
Texas Almanac: 1850-2010[4]

As of the census[5] 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.

Cities and towns[edit]

Transportation[edit]

The TTC-69 component (recommended preferred) of the planned Trans-Texas Corridor goes through Jackson County.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ U.S. Decennial Census
  4. ^ Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ TxDoT, TTC Section C & S, Detailed Map 4, 2007-12-18

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 28°56′N 96°35′W / 28.94°N 96.58°W / 28.94; -96.58