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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.
Country  United States
State  Texas
Founded 1913
Named for James Stephen Hogg
Seat Hebbronville
Largest community Hebbronville
 • Total 1,136 sq mi (2,940 km2)
 • Land 1,136 sq mi (2,940 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0%%
 • Total 4,838
 • Density 4.2588/sq mi (1.6443/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 15th
Jim Hogg County, TX, sign IMG 3362

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


Jim Hogg County was formed in 1913 from portions of Brooks and Duval counties. It was named after Jim Hogg, the 21st Governor of Texas, and the first governor born in the state of Texas.


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.

Major highways

  • Texas 16.svg State Highway 16
  • Texas 285.svg State Highway 285
  • Texas FM 1017.svg Farm to Market Road 1017

Adjacent counties


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 1,914
1930 4,919 157.0%
1940 5,449 10.8%
1950 5,389 −1.1%
1960 5,022 −6.8%
1970 4,654 −7.3%
1980 5,168 11.0%
1990 5,109 −1.1%
2000 5,281 3.4%
2010 5,300 0.4%
2020 4,838 −8.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010–2014

As of the census 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.


Census-designated places

Other unincorporated communities

There are no incorporated areas in Jim Hogg County.


Jim Hogg County, TX, Library IMG 3381
Jim Hogg County Library is located near the courthouse.
Jim Hogg County, TX, Sheriff's Office IMG 3378
Sheriff's Office Hebbronville
Workforce Solutions office, Hebbronville, TX IMG 3403
South Texas Workforce Solutions office in Hebbronville

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

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.

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