Jack County, Texas

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Jack County, Texas
Jack county tx courthouse.jpg
The Jack County Courthouse in Jacksboro
Map of Texas highlighting Jack County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1856
Seat Jacksboro
Largest city Jacksboro
Area
 • Total 920 sq mi (2,383 km2)
 • Land 911 sq mi (2,359 km2)
 • Water 9 sq mi (23 km2), 1.0%
Population
 • (2010) 9,044
 • Density 10/sq mi (4/km²)
Congressional district 13th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.jackcounty.org

Jack County is a county located in 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 is named for Patrick Churchill Jack and his brother William Houston Jack, both soldiers of the Texas Revolution.[3][4][5]

Republican Drew Springer, Jr., a businessman from Muenster in Cooke County, has since January 2013 represented Jack County in the Texas House of Representatives.[6]

Geography[edit]

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 square miles (23 km2) (1.0%) is water.[7]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 1,000
1870 694 −30.6%
1880 6,626 854.8%
1890 9,740 47.0%
1900 10,224 5.0%
1910 11,817 15.6%
1920 9,863 −16.5%
1930 9,046 −8.3%
1940 10,206 12.8%
1950 7,755 −24.0%
1960 7,418 −4.3%
1970 6,711 −9.5%
1980 7,408 10.4%
1990 6,981 −5.8%
2000 8,763 25.5%
2010 9,044 3.2%
Est. 2012 8,983 −0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1850-2010[9]
2012 Estimate[1]
A scene typical of the mixed pastures and wooded hills of eastern Jack County

As of the 2000 census,[10] 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.

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.

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References[edit]

  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. ^ "Jack, Patrick Churchill". The Handbook of Texas Online. The Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  4. ^ "Jack, William Houston". The Handbook of Texas Online. The Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 167. 
  6. ^ "State Rep. Springer announces district tour July 30". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, July 16, 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  9. ^ Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010 Retrieved December 18, 2013
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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