Jasper County, Texas
|Jasper County, Texas|
Jasper County Courthouse
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
|Named for||William Jasper|
|• Total||970 sq mi (2,512 km2)|
|• Land||939 sq mi (2,432 km2)|
|• Water||31 sq mi (80 km2), 3.2%|
|• Density||39/sq mi (15/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Jasper County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 35,710. Its county seat is Jasper. The county is named for William Jasper, an American Revolutionary War hero.
- 1 Geography
- 2 Demographics
- 3 County Elected Officials
- 4 District Elected Officials
- 5 Justice of the Peace Courts
- 6 Appointed Officials
- 7 Communities
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
- San Augustine County (north)
- Sabine County (northeast)
- Newton County (east)
- Orange County (south)
- Hardin County (southwest)
- Tyler County (west)
- Angelina County (northwest)
National protected areas
As of the census 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- County Auditor - Renee Weaver
- Tax Appraiser - David Luther
- Emergency Management Coordinator - Billy Ted Smith
Cities and towns
- Beech Grove
- Cairo Springs
- Holly Springs
- Magnolia Springs
- Mount Union
- Sam Rayburn
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 18, 2013.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 168.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved December 18, 2013.
- Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010 Retrieved December 18, 2013
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
- Jasper-Newton-Sabine Counties - Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security
- Jasper County Government Website
- Jasper Newton County Public Health District Public Health Website for Jasper County
- The Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG)
- Jasper County from the Handbook of Texas Online
- Jasper County, TXGenWeb Focuses on genealogical research in Jasper County.
||Angelina County||San Augustine County||Sabine County|
|Tyler County||Newton County|
|Hardin County||Orange County|