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Jack County, Texas

Jack County, Texas
The Jack County Courthouse in Jacksboro
Map of Texas highlighting Jack County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1857
Seat Jacksboro
Largest city Jacksboro
 • Total 920 sq mi (2,383 km2)
 • Land 911 sq mi (2,359 km2)
 • Water 9.5 sq mi (25 km2), 1.0%
 • (2010) 9,044
 • Density 9.9/sq mi (4/km²)
Congressional district 13th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .org.jackcountywww

Jack County is a

External links

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.  
  4. ^ "Jack, Patrick Churchill". The Handbook of Texas Online. The Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  5. ^ "Jack, William Houston". The Handbook of Texas Online. The Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  6. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 167. 
  7. ^ "State Rep. Springer announces district tour July 30".  
  8. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  13. ^ Where Same-Sex Couples Live, June 26, 2015, retrieved July 6, 2015 
  14. ^ Smith, Patrick. "Enbridge funds $200 million RES Texas wind project" Windpower Monthly, 6 January 2014. Accessed: 4 September 2014.
  15. ^ Ingle, John. "Casper, Wyoming-based company begins hauling wind generator pieces to Jack County" Times Record News, September 3, 2014. Accessed: September 4, 2014.
  16. ^ Map of Keechi
  17. ^ Nancy Baker Jones; Ruthe Winegarten (22 July 2010). Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923–1999. University of Texas Press. pp. 80–.  


See also

  • Edith Wilmans, first woman elected to the Texas State Legislature, lived near Vineyard, in Jack County, for some years after leaving office; she raised goats and cattle on her farm, and was a practicing lawyer.[17]

Notable residents


The $200 million 110 MW Keechi Wind Farm is being constructed in 2014, financed via a 20-year agreement with Microsoft.[14][15][16]


The median income for a household in the county was $32,500, and the median income for a family was $37,323. Males had a median income of $28,838 versus $20,216 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,210. About 10.10% of families and 12.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.90% of those under age 18 and 13.70% of those age 65 or over.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 10.00% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 120.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 126.20 males.

There were 3,047 households out of which 32.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.30% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.90% were non-families. 24.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.99. As of the 2010 census, there were about 4.1 same-sex couples per 1,000 households in the county.[13]

As of the 2000 census,[12] there were 8,763 people, 3,047 households, and 2,227 families residing in Jack County. The population density was 10 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 3,668 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.68% White, 5.55% Black or African American, 0.67% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.83% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. 7.89% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

A scene typical of the mixed pastures and wooded hills of eastern Jack County


Adjacent counties

Major highways

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 920 square miles (2,400 km2), of which 911 square miles (2,360 km2) is land and 9.5 square miles (25 km2) (1.0%) is water.[8]



  • Geography 1
    • Major highways 1.1
    • Adjacent counties 1.2
  • Demographics 2
  • Economy 3
  • Communities 4
  • Notable residents 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Republican Drew Springer, Jr., a businessman from Muenster in Cooke County, has since January 2013 represented Jack County in the Texas House of Representatives.[7]

[6][5][4].Texas Revolution, both soldiers of the William Houston Jack and his brother Patrick Churchill Jack It is named for [3]

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