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Jackson County, Texas
County
Jackson County
Jackson County, TX Courthouse IMG 1019.JPG
The Jackson County Courthouse in Edna
Flag of Jackson County, Texas
Flag
Map of Texas highlighting Jackson County
Location in the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded1836
Named for Andrew Jackson
Seat Edna
Largest cityEdna
Area
 • Total857 sq mi (2,220 km2)
 • Land829 sq mi (2,147 km2)
 • Water27 sq mi (70 km2), 3.2%
Population
 • ( 2010)14,075
 • Density17/sq mi (7/km2)
Congressional district 27th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.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] The county was created in 1835 as a municipality in Mexico and in 1836 was organized as a county (of the Republic of Texas). [3] [4] It is named for Andrew Jackson, President of the United States from 1829 to 1837. [5]

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

Historical population
Census Pop.
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%
Est. 201614,869 [7]5.6%
U.S. Decennial Census [8]
1850–2010 [9] 2010–2014 [1]

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

Cities

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Ghost town

Politics

Jackson County Texas is a very conservative County and gave Donald Trump 80% of the vote in 2016.

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [11]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 80.5% 4,266 17.1% 904 2.5% 132
2012 77.7% 3,906 21.3% 1,070 1.0% 49
2008 73.5% 3,723 25.7% 1,301 0.9% 44
2004 74.2% 3,766 25.5% 1,296 0.3% 15
2000 69.3% 3,365 29.8% 1,446 0.9% 45
1996 54.6% 2,533 38.5% 1,785 6.9% 322
1992 47.6% 2,451 33.4% 1,722 19.0% 979
1988 57.8% 2,954 41.9% 2,141 0.4% 20
1984 66.8% 3,661 32.9% 1,804 0.2% 13
1980 56.9% 2,540 40.9% 1,826 2.2% 97
1976 42.5% 1,884 56.9% 2,524 0.6% 25
1972 69.8% 2,743 29.6% 1,163 0.6% 23
1968 33.6% 1,438 39.6% 1,698 26.8% 1,150
1964 29.6% 1,168 70.2% 2,775 0.2% 9
1960 42.0% 1,670 57.1% 2,268 0.9% 34
1956 58.6% 2,259 40.8% 1,571 0.6% 22
1952 57.1% 2,113 42.8% 1,584 0.0% 1
1948 24.8% 488 68.1% 1,343 7.2% 141
1944 15.0% 344 74.4% 1,708 10.6% 244
1940 16.4% 296 83.5% 1,506 0.1% 2
1936 15.2% 171 84.4% 952 0.4% 5
1932 15.0% 182 84.8% 1,030 0.2% 2
1928 54.7% 572 45.2% 473 0.1% 1
1924 30.3% 354 64.8% 758 4.9% 57
1920 33.7% 355 53.3% 562 13.1% 138
1916 20.7% 123 67.9% 403 11.5% 68
1912 6.6% 35 60.8% 323 32.6% 173

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 May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2008. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  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. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  9. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  11. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-07-25.

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JACKSON COUNTY TEXAS Latitude and Longitude:

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