Atascosa County Courthouse
Location of Jourdanton, Texas
|• Total||3.5 sq mi (9.1 km2)|
|• Land||3.5 sq mi (9.1 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||459 ft (140 m)|
|• Density||1,105/sq mi (426.5/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1360436|
Jourdanton was founded in 1909 and was named after founder Jourdan Campbell. The county seat was moved from Pleasanton to Jourdanton in 1910. Locals pronounce the town name as (jur-dun-ton).
The Mayor of Jourdanton is Susan Netardus. The City Manager is Dan Nick. The Chief of Police is Eric Kaiser. The Volunteer Fire Chief is David Prasifka. Jourdanton is a General Law Type A form of government as per the Texas Local Government Code.
Jourdanton is located near the center of Atascosa County at  about 37 miles (60 km) south of downtown San Antonio. At the center of the city is the intersection of Texas State Highways 16 and 97. Highway 16 leads north to San Antonio and south 165 miles (266 km) to Zapata near the Mexican border. Highway 97 leads northeast 4 miles (6 km) to Pleasanton and 28 miles (45 km) to Floresville, and southwest 67 miles (108 km) to Cotulla.(28.921530, -98.546440),
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,871 people, 1,187 households, and 923 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,071.1 people per square mile (414.1/km²). There were 1,353 housing units at an average density of 388.3 per square mile (150.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 74.44% White, 1.13% African American, 0.96% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 20.42% from other races, and 2.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 52.87% of the population.
There were 1,187 households out of which 44.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.2% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.42.
In the city the population was spread out with 32.2% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $34,975, and the median income for a family was $38,389. Males had a median income of $30,222 versus $16,313 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,910. About 12.4% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.1% of those under age 18 and 19.3% of those age 65 or over.
Jourdanton City Hall on Texas State Highway 97
St. Matthew's Catholic Church at 1608 Campbell Avenue in Jourdanton
St. John Lutheran Church in Jourdanton
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Jourdanton has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
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- See Texas Local Government Code.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- Climate Summary for Jourdanton, Texas
- Jourdanton I.S.D: A Century of Service
- Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce
- Jourdanton Independent School District
- Jourdanton Police Department
- Handbook of Texas Online article