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Jack County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Jack County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the USA highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1857
Seat Jacksboro
Largest City Jacksboro
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

920 sq mi (2,383 km²)
911 sq mi (2,359 km²)
9.5 sq mi (25 km²), 1.0%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

9,044
9.9/sq mi (4/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.jackcounty.org

Jack County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 9,044. 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.

Republican Drew Springer, Jr., a businessman from Muenster in Cooke County, has since January 2013 represented Jack County in the Texas House of Representatives.

Geography

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.

Major highways

  • US 281.svg U.S. Highway 281
  • US 380.svg U.S. Highway 380
  • Texas 59.svg State Highway 59
  • Texas 114.svg State Highway 114
  • Texas 148.svg State Highway 148
  • Texas 199.svg State Highway 199

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 1,000
1870 694 −30.6%
1880 6,626 854.8%
1890 9,740 47.0%
1900 10,224 5.0%
1910 11,817 15.6%
1920 9,863 −16.5%
1930 9,046 −8.3%
1940 10,206 12.8%
1950 7,755 −24.0%
1960 7,418 −4.3%
1970 6,711 −9.5%
1980 7,408 10.4%
1990 6,981 −5.8%
2000 8,763 25.5%
2010 9,044 3.2%
Est. 2015 8,878 −1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010–2014
Jack County
A scene typical of the mixed pastures and wooded hills of eastern Jack County

As of the 2000 census, there were 8,763 people, 3,047 households, and 2,227 families residing in Jack County. The population density was 10 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 3,668 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.68% White, 5.55% Black or African American, 0.67% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.83% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. 7.89% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,047 households out of which 32.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.30% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.90% were non-families. 24.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.99. As of the 2010 census, there were about 4.1 same-sex couples per 1,000 households in the county.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 10.00% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 120.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 126.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,500, and the median income for a family was $37,323. Males had a median income of $28,838 versus $20,216 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,210. About 10.10% of families and 12.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.90% of those under age 18 and 13.70% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities


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