San Jacinto County, Texas
|San Jacinto County, Texas|
The San Jacinto County Courthouse in Coldspring
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
|Named for||Battle of San Jacinto|
|• Total||628 sq mi (1,627 km2)|
|• Land||569 sq mi (1,474 km2)|
|• Water||59 sq mi (153 km2), 9.3%|
|• Density||46/sq mi (17.8/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
San Jacinto County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 26,384. Its county seat is Coldspring. The county's name comes from the Battle of San Jacinto which, in 1836, secured Texas' independence from Mexico and established a republic.
- 1 Geography
- 2 Demographics
- 3 Elected officials
- 4 Transportation
- 5 Education
- 6 Communities
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
- Trinity County (north)
- Polk County (northeast)
- Liberty County (southeast)
- Montgomery County (southwest)
- Walker County (northwest)
National protected area
- Sam Houston National Forest (part)
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.
United States Congress
|Senate Class 1||Ted Cruz||Republican||2012||Junior Senator|
|Senate Class 2||John Cornyn||Republican||2002||Senior Senator|
|Representatives||Name||Party||First Elected||Area(s) of San Jacinto County Represented|
|District 8||Kevin Brady||Republican||1996||Entire county|
Texas House of Representatives
District 18: John Otto (R)- first elected in 2004.
- U.S. Highway 59
- The future route of Interstate 69 is planned to follow the current route of U.S. 59 in most places.
- U.S. Highway 190
- State Highway 150
- State Highway 156
- See List of highways in San Jacinto County, Texas for more roadways in San Jacinto County.
School districts include
- Coldspring-Oakhurst Consolidated Independent School District
- Shepherd Independent School District
- Cleveland Independent School District (partial)
- Willis Independent School District (partial)
- Oakhurst (formerly a city)
- List of museums in the Texas Gulf Coast
- National Register of Historic Places listings in San Jacinto County, Texas
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 24, 2013.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved December 24, 2013.
- "Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved December 24, 2013.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
- 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|