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Jewett, Texas
Location of Jewett, Texas
Location of Jewett, Texas
Leon County Jewett.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County Leon
Area
 • Total 2.06 sq mi (5.33 km2)
 • Land 2.05 sq mi (5.31 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
492 ft (150 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,167
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,220
 • Density 595.41/sq mi (229.84/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
75846
Area code(s) 903
FIPS code 48-37648
GNIS feature ID 1360250

Jewett is a city in Leon County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,167 at the 2010 census. It was laid out in 1871 by the International Railroad Company.

Geography

Jewett is located at 31°21′44″N 96°8′41″W / 31.36222°N 96.14472°W / 31.36222; -96.14472 (31.362119, -96.144630).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), of which, 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.97%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 227
1890 363 59.9%
1910 586
1920 460 −21.5%
1930 516 12.2%
1940 515 −0.2%
1950 598 16.1%
1960 445 −25.6%
1970 447 0.4%
1980 597 33.6%
1990 668 11.9%
2000 861 28.9%
2010 1,167 35.5%
2019 (est.) 1,220 4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2000 census there were 861 people in 333 households, including 223 families, in the city. The population density was 418.4 people per square mile (161.4/km2). There were 399 housing units at an average density of 193.9 per square mile (74.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 75.15% White, 7.67% African American, 14.87% from other races, and 2.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.58%.

Of the 333 households, 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 30.0% of households were one person and 14.4% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.22.

The age distribution was 31.6% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% 65 or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.

The median household income was $26,250 and the median family income was $33,500. Males had a median income of $31,667 versus $20,347 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,469. About 21.4% of families and 26.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.7% of those under age 18 and 21.0% of those age 65 or over.

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Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Jewett has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.


Education

Jewett is served by the Leon Independent School District.

Notable people

  • Alger "Texas" Alexander, blues singer; born in Jewett
  • Romus Burgin, U.S. Marine and author; born in Jewett
  • Fritz Von Erich, professional wrestler; born in Jewett

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