San Jacinto County, Texas

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San Jacinto County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting San Jacinto County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1870
Named for Battle of San Jacinto
Seat Coldspring
Largest city Shepherd
Area
 • Total 628 sq mi (1,627 km2)
 • Land 569 sq mi (1,474 km2)
 • Water 59 sq mi (153 km2), 9.3%
Population
 • (2010) 26,384
 • Density 46/sq mi (17.8/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.san-jacinto.tx.us

San Jacinto County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 26,384.[1] Its county seat is Coldspring.[2] The county's name comes from the Battle of San Jacinto which, in 1836, secured Texas' independence from Mexico and established a republic.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 628 square miles (1,630 km2), of which 569 square miles (1,470 km2) is land and 59 square miles (150 km2) (9.3%) is water.[3]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 6,186
1890 7,360 19.0%
1900 10,277 39.6%
1910 9,542 −7.2%
1920 9,867 3.4%
1930 9,711 −1.6%
1940 9,056 −6.7%
1950 7,172 −20.8%
1960 6,153 −14.2%
1970 6,702 8.9%
1980 11,434 70.6%
1990 16,372 43.2%
2000 22,246 35.9%
2010 26,384 18.6%
Est. 2012 27,126 2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1850-2010[5]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[6] 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[edit]

United States Congress[edit]

Senators Name Party First Elected Level
  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 Legislature[edit]

Texas Senate[edit]

District 3: Robert Nichols (R)- first elected in 2006.

Texas House of Representatives[edit]

District 18: John Otto (R)- first elected in 2004.

Transportation[edit]

Major highways[edit]

The TTC-69 component (recommended preferred) of the planned Trans-Texas Corridor goes through San Jacinto County.[7]

Education[edit]

School districts include

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Unincorporated area[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 24, 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 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  7. ^ TxDoT, TTC Section N, Detailed Map 2, 2008-01-24

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 30°35′N 95°10′W / 30.58°N 95.16°W / 30.58; -95.16