Jim Hogg County, Texas

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Jim Hogg County
The Jim Hogg County Courthouse in Hebbronville
The Jim Hogg County Courthouse in Hebbronville
Map of Texas highlighting Jim Hogg County
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 27°03′N 98°41′W / 27.05°N 98.68°W / 27.05; -98.68
Country United States
State Texas
Founded1913
Named forJames Stephen Hogg
SeatHebbronville
Largest communityHebbronville
Area
 • Total1,136 sq mi (2,940 km2)
 • Land1,136 sq mi (2,940 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0%%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total4,838
 • Density4.3/sq mi (1.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district15th
Websitewww.co.jim-hogg.tx.us
Jim Hogg County, TX, sign IMG 3362.JPG

Jim Hogg County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2020 census, the population was 4,838.[1] Its county seat is Hebbronville.[2] The county is named for James Stephen Hogg, the governor of Texas from 1891 to 1895.

History[edit]

Jim Hogg County was formed in 1913 from portions of Brooks and Duval counties. It was named after Jim Hogg, the 20th Governor of Texas, and the first governor born in the state of Texas.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,136 square miles (2,940 km2), virtually all of which is land.[3]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19201,914
19304,919157.0%
19405,44910.8%
19505,389−1.1%
19605,022−6.8%
19704,654−7.3%
19805,16811.0%
19905,109−1.1%
20005,2813.4%
20105,3000.4%
20204,838−8.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1850–2010[5] 2010–2014[6]

2020 census[edit]

Jim Hogg County racial composition[7][8]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Pop 2010 Pop 2020 % 2010 % 2020
White (NH) 334 414 6.3% 8.56%
Black or African American (NH) 18 5 0.34% 0.1%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 14 15 0.26% 0.31%
Asian (NH) 14 26 0.26% 0.54%
Pacific Islander (NH) 0 5 0.0% 0.1%
Some Other Race (NH) 0 8 0.0% 0.17%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 13 84 0.25% 1.74%
Hispanic or Latino 4,907 4,281 92.58% 88.49%
Total 5,300 4,838

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 4,838 people, 1,545 households, and 1,111 families residing in the county.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 5,281 people, 1,815 households, and 1,359 families residing in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km2). There were 2,308 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 80.44% White, 0.45% Black or African American, 0.78% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 15.83% from other races, and 2.29% from two or more races. 89.98% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,815 households, out of which 38.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.20% were married couples living together, 14.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.10% were non-families. 23.40% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.43.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 31.60% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 24.60% from 25 to 44, 21.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,833, and the median income for a family was $29,844. Males had a median income of $28,150 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,185. About 24.20% of families and 25.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.80% of those under age 18 and 30.20% of those age 65 or over.

Politics[edit]

The county is historically Democratic. Since the county was founded in 1913, every Democratic candidate has carried the county. Over the entire nation only Brooks County, Texas can make a similar claim since its foundation, and only neighbouring Starr and Duval Counties plus Northampton County, North Carolina also possess this distinction in elections since Jim Hogg County was founded.[12] The Democratic candidate has consistently received more than 65 percent of the county's vote from 1972 to 2016, although in 2020 the Democratic vote percentage declined to 58.8%.[13] Jim Hogg was one of the few counties in Texas that voted for Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts over the incumbent George W. Bush. Kerry won by almost a 2-to-1 majority. He received 1,344 votes while Bush only received 712 votes.

United States presidential election results for Jim Hogg County, Texas[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 831 40.86% 1,197 58.85% 6 0.29%
2016 430 20.29% 1,635 77.16% 54 2.55%
2012 356 21.36% 1,301 78.04% 10 0.60%
2008 472 26.01% 1,336 73.61% 7 0.39%
2004 712 34.48% 1,344 65.08% 9 0.44%
2000 623 28.88% 1,512 70.10% 22 1.02%
1996 307 16.94% 1,437 79.30% 68 3.75%
1992 478 22.65% 1,520 72.04% 112 5.31%
1988 510 23.80% 1,630 76.06% 3 0.14%
1984 608 26.29% 1,703 73.63% 2 0.09%
1980 535 26.79% 1,437 71.96% 25 1.25%
1976 429 20.68% 1,645 79.32% 0 0.00%
1972 765 47.28% 848 52.41% 5 0.31%
1968 223 14.34% 1,276 82.06% 56 3.60%
1964 152 9.93% 1,375 89.87% 3 0.20%
1960 224 15.15% 1,255 84.85% 0 0.00%
1956 282 31.13% 617 68.10% 7 0.77%
1952 309 22.69% 1,053 77.31% 0 0.00%
1948 73 8.81% 725 87.45% 31 3.74%
1944 77 10.80% 620 86.96% 16 2.24%
1940 100 10.99% 810 89.01% 0 0.00%
1936 48 6.32% 712 93.68% 0 0.00%
1932 51 10.65% 428 89.35% 0 0.00%
1928 109 29.30% 263 70.70% 0 0.00%
1924 19 12.03% 139 87.97% 0 0.00%
1920 23 24.73% 70 75.27% 0 0.00%
1916 11 5.56% 187 94.44% 0 0.00%


Education[edit]

Jim Hogg County Library is located near the courthouse.
Sheriff's Office Hebbronville
South Texas Workforce Solutions office in Hebbronville

All of the county is served by the Jim Hogg County Independent School District.[15]

The district has three schools: Hebbronville Elementary School, Hebbronville Junior High School, and Hebbronville High School. All of the schools are considered to be in the Hebbronville community.

Residents are zoned to Laredo Community College.[16]

Communities[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "QuickFacts: Jim Hogg County, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 27, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  5. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  6. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on October 18, 2011. Retrieved December 18, 2013.
  7. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved May 19, 2022.
  8. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved May 19, 2022.
  9. ^ https://www.census.gov/[not specific enough to verify]
  10. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved May 18, 2022.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  12. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine, June 29, 2016
  13. ^ The New York Times Electoral Map (Zoom in on Texas)
  14. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  15. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Jim Hogg County, TX" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 29, 2022. - list
  16. ^ Texas Education Code Sec. 130.185. LAREDO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT SERVICE AREA.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°03′N 98°41′W / 27.05°N 98.68°W / 27.05; -98.68