Jones County, Texas
|Jones County, Texas|
Jones County Courthouse in Anson, Texas
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
|Named for||Anson Jones|
|• Total||937 sq mi (2,427 km2)|
|• Land||929 sq mi (2,406 km2)|
|• Water||8.6 sq mi (22 km2), 0.9%|
|• Density||22/sq mi (8/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Jones County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 20,202. Its county seat is Anson. Both the county and its county seat are named for Anson Jones, the fifth president of the Republic of Texas. Jones County is one of 46 prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas.
- Haskell County (north)
- Shackelford County (east)
- Callahan County (southeast)
- Taylor County (south)
- Fisher County (west)
- Stonewall County (northwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 20,785 people, 6,140 households, and 4,525 families residing in the county. The population density was 22 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 7,236 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 78.80% White, 11.51% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 7.46% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. 20.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 6,140 households out of which 33.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.60% were married couples living together, 10.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.30% were non-families. 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.40% 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 3.06.
In the county, the population was spread out with 22.50% under the age of 18, 11.10% from 18 to 24, 31.50% from 25 to 44, 21.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 150.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 159.70 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $29,572, and the median income for a family was $35,391. Males had a median income of $26,892 versus $17,829 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,656. About 13.10% of families and 16.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.70% of those under age 18 and 16.60% of those age 65 or over.
Government and infrastructure
- Dry counties
- List of museums in West Texas
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Jones County, Texas
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- Jones County Profile from the Texas Association of Counties
||Stonewall County||Haskell County|
|Fisher County||Shackelford County|
|Taylor County||Callahan County|