Jack County, Texas facts for kids
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The Jack County Courthouse in Jacksboro
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
|• Total||920 sq mi (2,400 km2)|
|• Land||911 sq mi (2,360 km2)|
|• Water||9.5 sq mi (25 km2) 1.0%|
|• Density||9.21/sq mi (3.555/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Jack County is a county located in the north central part of the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2020 census, its population was 8,472. Its county seat is Jacksboro. The county was created in 1856 and organized the next year. It is named for Patrick Churchill Jack and his brother William Houston Jack, both soldiers of the Texas Revolution. Since January 2013, Republican Drew Springer, Jr., a businessman from Muenster in Cooke County, has represented Jack County in the Texas House of Representatives.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 920 square miles (2,400 km2), of which 911 square miles (2,360 km2) is land and 9.5 square miles (25 km2) (1.0%) is water.
- U.S. Highway 281
- U.S. Highway 380
- State Highway 59
- State Highway 114
- State Highway 148
- State Highway 199
- Clay County (north)
- Montague County (northeast)
- Wise County (east)
- Parker County (southeast)
- Palo Pinto County (south)
- Young County (west)
- Archer County (northwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010 2020
|Race / Ethnicity||Pop 2010||Pop 2020||% 2010||% 2020|
|White alone (NH)||7,289||6,358||80.59%||75.05%|
|Black or African American alone (NH)||340||294||3.76%||3.47%|
|Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH)||38||35||0.42%||0.41%|
|Asian alone (NH)||30||41||0.33%||0.48%|
|Pacific Islander alone (NH)||3||5||0.03%||0.06%|
|Some Other Race alone (NH)||6||9||0.07%||0.11%|
|Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH)||55||209||0.61%||2.47%|
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)||1,283||1,521||14.19%||17.95%|
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.
The county is dominated by agriculture (mostly ranching), which has kept population density low. The extensive mechanization of agriculture has resulted in large farms and few workers.
A $200 million, 110 MW Keechi wind farm project with Enbridge, financed via a 20-year agreement with Microsoft, was announced.
- Frank Shelby Groner (1877-1943) was county attorney and later president of the College of Marshall.
- Edith Wilmans, first woman elected to the Texas State Legislature, lived near Vineyard, in Jack County, for some years after leaving office; she raised goats and cattle on her farm, and was a practicing lawyer.
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