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Jones County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Jones County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the USA highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1881
Seat Anson
Largest City Stamford
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

937 sq mi (2,427 km²)
929 sq mi (2,406 km²)
8.6 sq mi (22 km²), 0.9%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

20,202
22/sq mi (8/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.jones.tx.us
Named for: Anson Jones

Jones County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 20,202. Its county seat is Anson. The county was created in 1858 and organized in 1881. Both the county and its county seat are named for Anson Jones, the fifth president of the Republic of Texas. Jones County is one of 46 prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas.

Jones County is included in the Abilene, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 937 square miles (2,430 km2), of which 929 square miles (2,410 km2) is land and 8.6 square miles (22 km2) (0.9%) is water.

Major highways

  • US 83.svg U.S. Highway 83
  • US 180.svg U.S. Highway 180
  • US 277.svg U.S. Highway 277
  • Texas 6.svg State Highway 6
  • Texas 92.svg State Highway 92

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 546
1890 3,797 595.4%
1900 7,053 85.8%
1910 24,299 244.5%
1920 22,323 −8.1%
1930 24,233 8.6%
1940 23,378 −3.5%
1950 22,147 −5.3%
1960 19,299 −12.9%
1970 16,106 −16.5%
1980 17,268 7.2%
1990 16,490 −4.5%
2000 20,785 26.0%
2010 20,202 −2.8%
Est. 2015 19,970 −1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010–2014

As of the census of 2000, there were 20,785 people, 6,140 households, and 4,525 families residing in the county. The population density was 22 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 7,236 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 78.80% White, 11.51% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 7.46% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. 20.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,140 households out of which 33.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.60% were married couples living together, 10.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.30% were non-families. 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.50% under the age of 18, 11.10% from 18 to 24, 31.50% from 25 to 44, 21.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 150.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 159.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,572, and the median income for a family was $35,391. Males had a median income of $26,892 versus $17,829 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,656. About 13.10% of families and 16.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.70% of those under age 18 and 16.60% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Unincorporated communities


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