San Jacinto County, Texas
|San Jacinto County, Texas|
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
628 sq mi (1,627 km²)
571 sq mi (1,479 km²)
57 sq mi (148 km²), 9.12%
46/sq mi (17.8/km²)
San Jacinto County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, its population was 26,384. Its seat is Coldspring.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 628 square miles (1,626 km²), of which 571 square miles (1,478 km²) is land and 57 square miles (148 km²) (9.12%) is water.
Major highways 
- See List of highways in San Jacinto County, Texas for more roadways in San Jacinto County.
Adjacent counties 
- Trinity County (north)
- Polk County (northeast)
- Liberty County (southeast)
- Montgomery County (southwest)
- Walker County (northwest)
National protected area 
- Sam Houston National Forest (part)
Texas Almanac: 1850-2010
As of the census of 2000, there were 22,246 people, 8,651 households, and 6,401 families residing in the county. The population density was 39 people per square mile (15/km²). There were 11,520 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 83.64% White, 12.64% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.63% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. 4.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 8,651 households out of which 30.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.20% were married couples living together, 9.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.00% were non-families. 22.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the county, the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 24.90% from 25 to 44, 26.60% from 45 to 64, and 15.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $32,220, and the median income for a family was $37,781. Males had a median income of $34,614 versus $22,313 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,144. About 15.10% of families and 18.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.80% of those under age 18 and 17.60% of those age 65 or over.
Elected officials 
United States Congress 
|Senate Class 1||Kay Bailey Hutchison||Republican||1993||Senior Senator|
|Senate Class 2||John Cornyn||Republican||2002||Junior Senator|
|Representatives||Name||Party||First Elected||Area(s) of San Jacinto County Represented|
|District 8||Kevin Brady||Republican||1996||Entire county|
Texas Legislature 
Texas Senate 
Texas House of Representatives 
‘’’District 12:’’’ James White (R)- first elected in 2010.
- Oakhurst (formerly a city)
School districts include
- Coldspring-Oakhurst Consolidated Independent School District
- Shepherd Independent School District
- Cleveland Independent School District (partial)
- Willis Independent School District (partial)
See also 
- List of museums in the Texas Gulf Coast
- National Register of Historic Places listings in San Jacinto County, Texas
- United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- U.S. Decennial Census
- Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- TxDoT, TTC Section N, Detailed Map 2, 2008-01-24
- San Jacinto County government's website
- San Jacinto County from the Handbook of Texas Online
- San Jacinto, TXGenWeb Focuses on genealogical research in San Jacinto County.
||Walker County||Trinity County||Polk County|
|Montgomery County||Liberty County|