Jim Hogg County, Texas
|Jim Hogg County, Texas|
The Jim Hogg County Courthouse in Hebbronville
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
|Named for||James Stephen Hogg|
|• Total||1,136 sq mi (2,942 km2)|
|• Land||1,136 sq mi (2,942 km2)|
|• Density||5/sq mi (2/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Jim Hogg County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,300. Its county seat is Hebbronville. The county is named for James Stephen Hogg, the governor of Texas from 1891 to 1895.
Jim Hogg County was formed in 1913 from portions of Brooks and Duval counties. It was named after Jim Hogg, the 21st Governor of Texas.
- Duval County (north)
- Brooks County (east)
- Starr County (south)
- Zapata County (west)
- Webb County (northwest)
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,281 people, 1,815 households, and 1,359 families residing in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 2,308 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 80.44% White, 0.45% Black or African American, 0.78% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 15.83% from other races, and 2.29% from two or more races. 89.98% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 1,815 households out of which 38.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.20% were married couples living together, 14.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.10% were non-families. 23.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.43.
In the county, the population was spread out with 31.60% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 24.60% from 25 to 44, 21.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $25,833, and the median income for a family was $29,844. Males had a median income of $28,150 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,185. About 24.20% of families and 25.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.80% of those under age 18 and 30.20% of those age 65 or over.
The county is historically Democratic. Since the county was founded in 1913, every Democratic candidate has carried the county. Only Brooks County, Texas can make a similar claim in the state of Texas. The Democratic candidate has consistently received more than 65% of the county's vote since, at least, 1992. Jim Hogg was one of the few counties in Texas that voted for Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts over the incumbent George W. Bush. Kerry won by almost a 2-to-1 majority. He received 1,344 votes while Bush only received 712 votes.
All of the county is served by the Jim Hogg County Independent School District.
The district has three schools: Hebbronville Elementary School, Hebbronville Junior High School, and Hebbronville High School. All of the schools are considered to be in the Hebbronville community.
There are no incorporated areas in Jim Hogg County.
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- The New York Times Electoral Map (Zoom in on Texas)
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- Jim Hogg County Profile from the Texas Association of Counties
||Webb County||Duval County|
|Zapata County||Brooks County|