San Jacinto County, Texas Article

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San Jacinto County, Texas
San jacinto tx county courthouse 2014.jpg
The San Jacinto County Courthouse in Coldspring
Map of Texas highlighting San Jacinto County
Location in the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded1870
Named for Battle of San Jacinto
Seat Coldspring
Largest city Shepherd
Area
 • Total628 sq mi (1,627 km2)
 • Land569 sq mi (1,474 km2)
 • Water59 sq mi (153 km2), 9.3%
Population
 • ( 2010)26,384
 • Density46/sq mi (18/km2)
Congressional district 8th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.co.san-jacinto.tx.us

San Jacinto County ( /ˌsæn əˈsɪnt/ SAN jə-SIN-toh) is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 26,384. [1] Its county seat is Coldspring. [2] The county's name comes from the Battle of San Jacinto which, in 1836, secured Texas' independence from Mexico and established a republic.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 628 square miles (1,630 km2), of which 569 square miles (1,470 km2) is land and 59 square miles (150 km2) (9.3%) is water. [3]

Major highways

The TTC-69 component (recommended preferred) of the once-planned Trans-Texas Corridor went through San Jacinto County. [4]

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18806,186
18907,36019.0%
190010,27739.6%
19109,542−7.2%
19209,8673.4%
19309,711−1.6%
19409,056−6.7%
19507,172−20.8%
19606,153−14.2%
19706,7028.9%
198011,43470.6%
199016,37243.2%
200022,24635.9%
201026,38418.6%
Est. 201627,707 [5]5.0%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]
1850–2010 [7] 2010–2014 [1]

As of the census [8] of 2000, there were 22,246 people, 8,651 households, and 6,401 families residing in the county. The population density was 39 people per square mile (15/km²). There were 11,520 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 83.64% White, 12.64% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.63% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. 4.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,651 households out of which 30.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.20% were married couples living together, 9.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.00% were non-families. 22.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 24.90% from 25 to 44, 26.60% from 45 to 64, and 15.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,220, and the median income for a family was $37,781. Males had a median income of $34,614 versus $22,313 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,144. About 15.10% of families and 18.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.80% of those under age 18 and 17.60% of those age 65 or over.

Politics

United States Congress

Senators Name Party First Elected Level
  Senate Class 1 Ted Cruz Republican 2012 Junior Senator
  Senate Class 2 John Cornyn Republican 2002 Senior Senator
Representatives Name Party First Elected Area(s) of San Jacinto County Represented
  District 8 Kevin Brady Republican 1996 Entire county
Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [9]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 77.9% 8,059 19.7% 2,038 2.4% 246
2012 73.9% 7,107 25.1% 2,410 1.0% 99
2008 68.7% 6,151 30.4% 2,721 1.0% 86
2004 66.4% 5,394 33.1% 2,688 0.5% 43
2000 59.9% 4,623 38.2% 2,946 1.9% 145
1996 44.4% 2,878 42.7% 2,771 12.9% 836
1992 35.6% 2,494 40.6% 2,846 23.8% 1,671
1988 47.3% 2,691 52.3% 2,972 0.4% 25
1984 56.1% 3,174 43.6% 2,466 0.3% 19
1980 41.2% 1,726 56.7% 2,376 2.2% 91
1976 31.0% 1,094 68.2% 2,406 0.8% 29
1972 55.8% 1,296 43.9% 1,020 0.3% 6
1968 16.5% 381 53.5% 1,235 30.0% 693
1964 16.9% 343 82.9% 1,680 0.2% 3
1960 28.5% 448 71.0% 1,115 0.5% 7
1956 42.5% 565 56.8% 755 0.7% 9
1952 32.1% 494 67.7% 1,043 0.3% 4
1948 13.7% 106 65.8% 509 20.6% 159
1944 7.4% 53 72.5% 522 20.1% 145
1940 13.5% 119 86.4% 764 0.1% 1
1936 10.6% 67 89.4% 564
1932 1.9% 16 97.6% 828 0.5% 4
1928 37.0% 296 62.9% 503 0.1% 1
1924 14.9% 104 83.6% 585 1.6% 11
1920 1.0% 7 46.3% 320 52.7% 364
1916 36.5% 255 63.2% 442 0.3% 2
1912 30.4% 196 58.5% 377 11.2% 72

Texas Legislature

Texas Senate

District 3: Robert Nichols ( R)- first elected in 2006.

Texas House of Representatives

District 18: Ernest Bailes (R) - first elected in 2016

Education

School districts include

Communities

Cities

Jacinto City Texas Courthouse located in Coldspring

Census-designated places

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 24, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 10, 2015.
  4. ^ TxDoT, TTC Section N, Detailed Map 2, 2008-01-24 Archived 2008-02-02 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 10, 2015.
  7. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 10, 2015.
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  9. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-07-30.

External links


SAN JACINTO COUNTY TEXAS Latitude and Longitude:

30°35′N 95°10′W / 30.58°N 95.16°W / 30.58; -95.16