- Jourdanton, Texas
official_name = Jourdanton, Texas
mapsize1 = 250px
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 9.0
area_land_km2 = 9.0
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 3.5
area_land_sq_mi = 3.5
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 3732
population_density_km2 = 413.5
population_density_sq_mi = 1071.1
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 140
elevation_ft = 459
latd = 28 |latm = 55 |lats = 18 |latNS = N
longd = 98 |longm = 32 |longs = 47 |longEW = W
Jourdanton was founded in 1909 and was named after founder Jourdan Campbell. The county seat was moved from Pleasanton to Jourdanton in 1910.Locals pronounce the town name as (jer-dun-ton).
Jourdanton is located at coor dms|28|55|18|N|98|32|47|W|city (28.921530, -98.546440)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.0 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 3,732 people, 1,187 households, and 923 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 1,071.1 people per square mile (414.1/km²). There were 1,353 housing units at an average density of 388.3/sq mi (150.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 74.44% White, 1.13% African American, 0.96% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 20.42% from other races, and 2.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 52.87% of the population.
There were 1,187 households out of which 44.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.2% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.42.
In the city the population was spread out with 32.2% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $34,975, and the median income for a family was $38,389. Males had a median income of $30,222 versus $16,313 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $16,910. About 12.4% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.1% of those under age 18 and 19.3% of those age 65 or over.
Jourdanton is served by the
Jourdanton Independent School District.
* [http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/JJ/hgj4.html Handbook of Texas Online article]
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