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Atascosa County
County
Atascosa County
The Atascosa County Courthouse in Jourdanton
The Atascosa County Courthouse in Jourdanton
Map of Texas highlighting Atascosa County
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Texas
Founded 1856
Named for Atascosa River
Seat Jourdanton
Largest city Pleasanton
Area
 • Total 1,221 sq mi (3,160 km2)
 • Land 1,210 sq mi (3,100 km2)
 • Water 1.9 sq mi (5 km2)  0.2%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 48,981
 • Density 40.2/sq mi (15.5/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 28th

Atascosa County ( AT-əs-KOH-sə) is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. It is in South Texas and its county seat is Jourdanton.

As of the 2020 United States Census, the population was 48,981. Atascosa County is part of the San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,221 square miles (3,160 km2), of which 1,220 square miles (3,200 km2) is land and 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2) (0.2%) is water.

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Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 1,578
1870 2,915 84.7%
1880 4,217 44.7%
1890 6,459 53.2%
1900 7,143 10.6%
1910 10,004 40.1%
1920 12,702 27.0%
1930 15,654 23.2%
1940 19,275 23.1%
1950 20,048 4.0%
1960 18,828 −6.1%
1970 18,696 −0.7%
1980 25,055 34.0%
1990 30,533 21.9%
2000 38,628 26.5%
2010 44,911 16.3%
2020 48,981 9.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010 2020

2020 census

Atascosa County, Texas - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010 Pop 2020 % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 16,295 16,066 36.28% 32.80%
Black or African American alone (NH) 256 340 0.57% 0.69%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 143 116 0.32% 0.24%
Asian alone (NH) 130 170 0.29% 0.35%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 14 15 0.03% 0.03%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 43 177 0.10% 0.36%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 245 919 0.55% 1.88%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 27,785 31,178 61.87% 63.65%
Total 44,911 48,981 100.00% 100.00%

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.

2010 Census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 44,911 people in the county. 84.9% were White, 0.8% Black or African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 10.9% of some other race and 2.3% of two or more races. 61.9% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).

As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 38,628 people, 12,816 households, and 10,022 families in the county. The population density was 31/sqmi (12/km2). There were 14,883 housing units at an average density of 12/sqmi (5/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 73.23% White, 0.60% Black or African American, 0.80% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 21.53% from other races, and 3.47% from two or more races. 58.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 12,816 households, out of which 41.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.30% were married couples living together, 13.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.80% were non-families. 18.90% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.41.

The county population contained 31.70% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 21.00% from 45 to 64, and 10.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,081, and the median income for a family was $37,705. Males had a median income of $27,702 versus $18,810 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,276. About 16.10% of families and 20.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.60% of those under age 18 and 21.70% of those age 65 or over.

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Education

The following school districts serve Atascosa County:

  • Charlotte Independent School District (partial)
  • Jourdanton Independent School District
  • Karnes City Independent School District (partial)
  • Lytle Independent School District (partial)
  • Pleasanton Independent School District
  • Poteet Independent School District
  • Somerset Independent School District (partial)

Most of the county is in the service area of Alamo Community College District. The portion in Pleasanton ISD is zoned to Coastal Bend College (formerly Bee County College).

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