Jasper County, Texas

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Jasper County, Texas
Jasper County Courthouse.JPG
Jasper County Courthouse
Map of Texas highlighting Jasper County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1836
Named for William Jasper
Seat Jasper
Largest city Jasper
Area
 • Total 970 sq mi (2,512 km2)
 • Land 939 sq mi (2,432 km2)
 • Water 31 sq mi (80 km2), 3.2%
Population
 • (2010) 35,710
 • Density 39/sq mi (15/km²)
Congressional district 36th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.jasper.tx.us

Jasper County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 35,710.[1] Its county seat is Jasper.[2] The county is named for William Jasper, an American Revolutionary War hero.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 970 square miles (2,500 km2), of which 939 square miles (2,430 km2) is land and 31 square miles (80 km2) (3.2%) is water.[4]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected areas[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 1,767
1860 4,037 128.5%
1870 4,218 4.5%
1880 5,779 37.0%
1890 5,592 −3.2%
1900 7,138 27.6%
1910 14,000 96.1%
1920 15,569 11.2%
1930 17,064 9.6%
1940 17,491 2.5%
1950 20,049 14.6%
1960 22,100 10.2%
1970 24,692 11.7%
1980 30,781 24.7%
1990 31,102 1.0%
2000 35,604 14.5%
2010 35,710 0.3%
Est. 2012 35,923 0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1850-2010[6]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 35,604 people, 13,450 households, and 9,966 families residing in the county. The population density was 38 people per square mile (15/km²). There were 16,576 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 78.24% White, 17.81% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.04% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. 3.89% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 13,450 households out of which 33.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.20% were married couples living together, 12.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.90% were non-families. 23.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 15.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,902, and the median income for a family was $35,709. Males had a median income of $31,739 versus $19,119 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,636. About 15.00% of families and 18.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.40% of those under age 18 and 17.80% of those age 65 or over.

County Elected Officials[edit]

  • County Judge - Judge Mark W. Allen
  • Commissioner, Pct. #1 - Charles Shofner, Jr.
  • Commissioner, Pct. #2 - Roy Parker
  • Commissioner, Pct. #3 - Willie Stark
  • Commissioner, Pct. #4 - Vance Moss
  • County Sheriff - Mitchel Newman
  • Tax Assessor/Collector - Bobby Biscamp
  • County Clerk - Debbie Newman
  • County Treasurer - Rene' Kelley

District Elected Officials[edit]

  • District Judge - Judicial District 1 - Judge Craig M. Mixson (appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to complete term of Judge Gary Gatlin who resigned effective December 31, 2011)
  • District Judge - Judicial District 1A - Judge Jerome Owens
  • District Clerk - Kathy Kent
  • District Attorney - Steven M. Hollis

Justice of the Peace Courts[edit]

  • Justice of the Peace, Pct. #1 - Ronny Billingsley
  • Justice of the Peace, Pct. #2 - Freddie Miller
  • Justice of the Peace, Pct. #3 - Mike Smith
  • Justice of the Peace, Pct. #4 - Becky Cleveland
  • Justice of the Peace, Pct. #5 - Brett Holloway
  • Justice of the Peace, Pct. #6 - Steve Conner
  • Constable, Pct. #1 - Kit Stephenson
  • Constable, Pct. #2 - Ralph Nichols
  • Constable, Pct. #3 - Ronnie Hutchison
  • Constable, Pct. #4 - Gene Hawthorne
  • Constable, Pct. #5 - Michael Poindexter
  • Constable, Pct. #6 - Tommy R. Robinson

Appointed Officials[edit]

  • County Auditor - Renee Weaver
  • Tax Appraiser - David Luther
  • Emergency Management Coordinator - Billy Ted Smith

Communities[edit]

Cities and towns[edit]

Other communities[edit]

  • Beech Grove
  • Cairo Springs
  • Curtis
  • Erin
  • Gist
  • Gumslough
  • Harrisburg
  • Holly Springs
  • Magnolia Springs
  • Mount Union
  • Roganville
  • Sam Rayburn
  • Zeirath

See also[edit]

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. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 168. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010 Retrieved December 18, 2013
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 30°44′N 94°02′W / 30.74°N 94.03°W / 30.74; -94.03