Jones County, Texas

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Jones County
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Jones County Courthouse in Anson, Texas
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Location within the U.S. state of Texas
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Texas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 32°44′N99°53′W / 32.74°N 99.88°W / 32.74; -99.88
CountryFlag of the United States.svg United States
StateFlag of Texas.svg  Texas
Founded1881
Named for Anson Jones
Seat Anson
Largest city Stamford
Area
  Total937.1 sq mi (2,427 km2)
  Land928.6 sq mi (2,405 km2)
  Water8.6 sq mi (22 km2)  0.9%%
Population
 (2010)
  Total20,202
  Density22/sq mi (8/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
  Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 19th
Website www.co.jones.tx.us

Jones County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 20,202. [1] Its county seat is Anson. [2] The county was created in 1858 and organized in 1881. [3] Both the county and its county seat are named for Anson Jones, the fifth president of the Republic of Texas. [4]

Contents

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) are land and 8.6 square miles (22 km2) (0.9%) are covered by water. [5]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1880 546
1890 3,797595.4%
1900 7,05385.8%
1910 24,299244.5%
1920 22,323−8.1%
1930 24,2338.6%
1940 23,378−3.5%
1950 22,147−5.3%
1960 19,299−12.9%
1970 16,106−16.5%
1980 17,2687.2%
1990 16,490−4.5%
2000 20,78526.0%
2010 20,202−2.8%
Est. 201819,817 [6] −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census [7]
1850–2010 [8] 2010–2014 [1]

As of the census [9] of 2000, 20,785 people, 6,140 households, and 4,525 families resided in the county. The population density was 22 people per square mile (9/km²). The 7,236 housing units averaged 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. About 20.9% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 6,140 households, 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 not families. About 24.1% 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 distributed as 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 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.

Government and infrastructure

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) operates the Robertson Unit prison, and the Middleton Unit transfer unit is in Abilene and in Jones County. [10] [11] [12]

Susan King has been since 2007 the Republican state representative from Jones County, as well as Nolan and Taylor Counties. [13]

Politics

Up until 2000, Jones County was primarily Democratic similar to numerous counties in the Solid South, only voting for Republican presidential candidates five times from 1912 to 1996. Starting in 2000, the county has become strongly Republican, with the margin of victory for the party's candidates increasing with each passing election.

Presidential election results
Presidential election results [14]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 80.9%4,81915.7% 9363.4% 205
2012 76.6%4,26222.0% 1,2261.4% 79
2008 72.4%4,20326.3% 1,5281.3% 77
2004 71.7%4,25428.0% 1,6580.3% 19
2000 67.5%4,08031.4% 1,8991.1% 69
1996 43.5% 2,35144.8%2,42211.8% 637
1992 35.2% 2,08840.5%2,40024.3% 1,444
1988 50.7%3,00049.0% 2,8980.3% 18
1984 62.9%4,01736.7% 2,3430.4% 23
1980 47.1% 2,76551.8%3,0431.1% 66
1976 38.3% 2,07261.3%3,3180.5% 26
1972 75.1%3,20224.6% 1,0500.3% 11
1968 33.7% 1,67647.6%2,37218.7% 931
1964 26.3% 1,29573.6%3,6220.1% 3
1960 44.0% 2,19655.6%2,7720.4% 18
1956 44.3% 2,07355.5%2,5940.2% 10
1952 52.2%2,94147.6% 2,6800.2% 12
1948 10.3% 43286.2%3,5993.5% 146
1944 8.8% 36183.0%3,4178.2% 339
1940 9.8% 40190.1%3,6880.1% 5
1936 8.2% 30591.7%3,3960.1% 2
1932 7.0% 22492.0%2,9340.9% 30
1928 56.0%1,99543.8% 1,5630.2% 8
1924 15.4% 56681.9%3,0102.8% 101
1920 11.8% 27078.5%1,7929.6% 220
1916 5.3% 11484.2%1,79810.5% 224
1912 3.9% 6380.4%1,30115.8% 255

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Cities

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Notable residents

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Coordinates: 32°44′N99°53′W / 32.74°N 99.88°W / 32.74; -99.88