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San Jacinto County
The San Jacinto County Courthouse in Coldspring
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Battle of San Jacinto|
|• Total||628 sq mi (1,630 km2)|
|• Land||569 sq mi (1,470 km2)|
|• Water||59 sq mi (150 km2) 9.3%|
|• Density||43.63/sq mi (16.847/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
San Jacinto County ( san-_-jə-SIN-toh) is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2020 census, its population was 27,402. Its county seat is Coldspring. The county's name comes from the Battle of San Jacinto which secured Texas' independence from Mexico and established a republic in 1836.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 628 square miles (1,630 km2), of which 569 square miles (1,470 km2) is land and 59 square miles (150 km2) (9.3%) is water.
- U.S. Highway 59
- U.S. Highway 190
- State Highway 150
- State Highway 156
The TTC-69 component (recommended preferred) of the once-planned Trans-Texas Corridor went through San Jacinto County.
- Trinity County (north)
- Polk County (northeast)
- Liberty County (southeast)
- Montgomery County (southwest)
- Walker County (northwest)
National protected area
- Sam Houston National Forest (part)
|U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010 2020
|Race / Ethnicity||Pop 2010||Pop 2020||% 2010||% 2020|
|White alone (NH)||20,204||19,170||76.58%||69.96%|
|Black or African American alone (NH)||2,662||2,083||10.09%||7.60%|
|Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH)||120||123||0.45%||0.45%|
|Asian alone (NH)||120||86||0.45%||0.31%|
|Pacific Islander alone (NH)||9||15||0.03%||0.05%|
|Some Other Race alone (NH)||12||74||0.05%||0.27%|
|Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH)||377||1,029||1.43%||3.76%|
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)||2,880||4,882||10.92%||17.60%|
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.
School districts include
- Coldspring-Oakhurst Consolidated Independent School District
- Shepherd Independent School District
- Cleveland Independent School District (partial)
- Willis Independent School District (partial)
Areas of San Jacinto County in Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD and Shepherd ISD are assigned to Angelina College. Areas in Cleveland ISD and Willis ISD are assigned to Lone Star College.
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