Jones County, Texas

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Jones County, Texas
Jones County Courthouse Anson Texas 2009.JPG
Jones County Courthouse in Anson, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Jones County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1881
Seat Anson
Largest city Stamford
Area
 • Total 937 sq mi (2,427 km2)
 • Land 929 sq mi (2,406 km2)
 • Water 9 sq mi (23 km2), 0.9%
Population
 • (2010) 20,202
 • Density 22/sq mi (8/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.jones.tx.us

Jones County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 20,202.[1] Its county seat is Anson.[2] 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.

Jones County is included in the Abilene, Texas, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 937 square miles (2,430 km2), of which 929 square miles (2,410 km2) is land and 9 square miles (23 km2) (0.9%) is water.[3]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 546
1890 3,797 595.4%
1900 7,053 85.8%
1910 24,299 244.5%
1920 22,323 −8.1%
1930 24,233 8.6%
1940 23,378 −3.5%
1950 22,147 −5.3%
1960 19,299 −12.9%
1970 16,106 −16.5%
1980 17,268 7.2%
1990 16,490 −4.5%
2000 20,785 26.0%
2010 20,202 −2.8%
Est. 2012 20,278 0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1850-2010[5]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[6] 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[edit]

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) operates the Robertson Unit prison and the Middleton Unit transfer unit are in Abilene and in Jones County.[7][8][9]

Susan King has been since 2007 the Republican state representative from Jones County as well as Nolan and Taylor counties.[10]

Communities[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010 Retrieved December 18, 2013
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  7. ^ "Super Neighborhood Areas." (Direct map link) City of Abilene. Retrieved on July 23, 2010.
  8. ^ "Robertson Unit." Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Retrieved on July 23, 2010.
  9. ^ "Middleton Unit." Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Retrieved on July 23, 2010.
  10. ^ "Susan King". Texas Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 

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Coordinates: 32°44′N 99°53′W / 32.74°N 99.88°W / 32.74; -99.88