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Jack County, Texas
Jack County Courthouse 2016.jpg
The Jack County Courthouse in Jacksboro
Map of Texas highlighting Jack County
Location in the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded1857
Seat Jacksboro
Largest cityJacksboro
Area
 • Total920 sq mi (2,383 km2)
 • Land911 sq mi (2,359 km2)
 • Water9.5 sq mi (25 km2), 1.0%
Population
 • ( 2010)9,044
 • Density9.9/sq mi (3.8/km2)
Congressional district 13th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.jackcounty.org

Jack County is a county located in the north central part of the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 9,044. [1] Its county seat is Jacksboro. [2] The county was created in 1856 and organized the next year. [3] It is named for Patrick Churchill Jack and his brother William Houston Jack, both soldiers of the Texas Revolution. [4] [5] [6]

Since January 2013, Republican Drew Springer, Jr., a businessman from Muenster in Cooke County, has represented Jack County in the Texas House of Representatives. [7]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 920 square miles (2,400 km2), of which 911 square miles (2,360 km2) is land and 9.5 square miles (25 km2) (1.0%) is water. [8]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18601,000
1870694−30.6%
18806,626854.8%
18909,74047.0%
190010,2245.0%
191011,81715.6%
19209,863−16.5%
19309,046−8.3%
194010,20612.8%
19507,755−24.0%
19607,418−4.3%
19706,711−9.5%
19807,40810.4%
19906,981−5.8%
20008,76325.5%
20109,0443.2%
Est. 20168,744 [9]−3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census [10]
1850–2010 [11] 2010–2014 [1]
A scene typical of the mixed pastures and wooded hills of eastern Jack County

As of the 2000 census, [12] there were 8,763 people, 3,047 households, and 2,227 families residing in Jack County. The population density was 10 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 3,668 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.68% White, 5.55% Black or African American, 0.67% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.83% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. 7.89% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,047 households out of which 32.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.30% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.90% were non-families. 24.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.99. As of the 2010 census, there were about 4.1 same-sex couples per 1,000 households in the county. [13]

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 10.00% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 120.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 126.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,500, and the median income for a family was $37,323. Males had a median income of $28,838 versus $20,216 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,210. About 10.10% of families and 12.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.90% of those under age 18 and 13.70% of those age 65 or over.

Economy

The county is dominated by agriculture and ranching, which has kept population density low, especially with the extensive mechanization of agriculture.

A $200 million 110 MW Keechi Wind Farm project with Enbridge, financed via a 20-year agreement with Microsoft was announced. [14] [15] [16]

Communities

Cities

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities

Notable residents

  • Frank Shelby Groner (1877-1943). County attorney, and later President of College of Marshall
  • Edith Wilmans, first woman elected to the Texas State Legislature, lived near Vineyard, in Jack County, for some years after leaving office; she raised goats and cattle on her farm, and was a practicing lawyer. [17]

Politics

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [18]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 88.8% 2,973 9.4% 314 1.9% 63
2012 88.7% 2,580 10.4% 303 0.9% 25
2008 83.6% 2,528 15.6% 470 0.8% 25
2004 79.0% 2,470 20.6% 643 0.4% 13
2000 70.9% 2,107 27.6% 822 1.5% 45
1996 46.7% 1,162 41.0% 1,019 12.3% 306
1992 31.1% 1,041 37.5% 1,254 31.4% 1,052
1988 50.2% 1,542 49.5% 1,521 0.4% 11
1984 65.7% 1,825 34.0% 945 0.3% 9
1980 51.5% 1,482 46.9% 1,349 1.6% 46
1976 36.5% 1,049 63.2% 1,814 0.3% 8
1972 68.6% 1,719 30.9% 775 0.5% 13
1968 37.0% 966 43.4% 1,133 19.6% 512
1964 34.7% 847 65.2% 1,594 0.1% 3
1960 55.2% 1,342 44.4% 1,079 0.5% 11
1956 56.5% 1,327 42.5% 997 1.0% 23
1952 55.4% 1,406 44.5% 1,130 0.1% 3
1948 14.6% 265 78.5% 1,426 6.9% 126
1944 11.1% 217 75.6% 1,484 13.4% 263
1940 13.0% 305 87.0% 2,046 0.0% 1
1936 14.0% 183 85.2% 1,113 0.8% 10
1932 11.6% 189 87.5% 1,429 1.0% 16
1928 70.2% 1,068 29.6% 450 0.2% 3
1924 19.7% 290 78.5% 1,154 1.8% 26
1920 28.7% 253 64.3% 566 7.0% 62
1916 11.0% 121 78.2% 862 10.8% 119
1912 7.4% 85 65.3% 755 27.4% 317

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 12, 2011. Retrieved December 18, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2008. Retrieved May 24, 2015.
  4. ^ "Jack, Patrick Churchill". The Handbook of Texas Online. The Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
  5. ^ "Jack, William Houston". The Handbook of Texas Online. The Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
  6. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 167.
  7. ^ "State Rep. Springer announces district tour July 30". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, July 16, 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  8. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  9. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  10. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  11. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  13. ^ Where Same-Sex Couples Live, June 26, 2015, retrieved July 6, 2015
  14. ^ Smith, Patrick (6 January 2014). "Enbridge funds $200 million RES Texas wind project". Windpower Monthly. Retrieved 4 September 2014. See also Enbridge
  15. ^ Ingle, John. " Casper, Wyoming-based company begins hauling wind generator pieces to Jack County" Times Record News, September 3, 2014. Accessed: September 4, 2014.
  16. ^ "Portfolio - RES - Global Renewable Energy Company". www.res-americas.com. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  17. ^ Nancy Baker Jones; Ruthe Winegarten (22 July 2010). Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923–1999. University of Texas Press. pp. 80–. ISBN  978-0-292-78853-4.
  18. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 12 April 2018.

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JACK COUNTY TEXAS Latitude and Longitude:

33°14′N 98°11′W / 33.24°N 98.18°W / 33.24; -98.18