Jones County, Texas


Jones County, Texas

Infobox U.S. County
county = Jones County
state = Texas







map size = 250
founded = 1881
seat = Anson | area_total_sq_mi =937
area_land_sq_mi =931
area_water_sq_mi =6
area percentage = 0.66%
census yr = 2000
pop = 20785
density_km2 =9
web = www.co.jones.tx.us
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Jones County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, it population was 20,785. It is included in the Abilene, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its county seat is AnsonGR|6. 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.

Notable residents

*Johnny Anders, the mayor of Stamford since 2005

*Charles Stenholm, former member of the United States House of Representatives

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 937 square miles (2,427 km²), of which, 931 square miles (2,411 km²) of it is land and 6 square miles (16 km²) of it (0.66%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

*Haskell County (north)
*Shackelford County (east)
*Callahan County (southeast)
*Taylor County (south)
*Fisher County (west)
*Stonewall County (northwest)

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 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.

Cities and towns

*Abilene (mostly in Taylor County)
*Anson
*Avoca (unincorporated)
*Hamlin (partly in Fisher County)
*Hawley
*Lueders
*Nugent (unincorporated)
*Stamford (partly in Haskell County)

ee also

*Dry counties

References

External links

* [http://www.co.jones.tx.us/ Jones County government's website]
*Handbook of Texas|id=JJ/hcj9|name=Jones County


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