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Jones County, Texas

Jones County, Texas
Jones County Courthouse in Anson, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Jones County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1881
Named for Anson Jones
Seat Anson
Largest city Stamford
 • Total 937 sq mi (2,427 km2)
 • Land 929 sq mi (2,406 km2)
 • Water 8.6 sq mi (22 km2), 0.9%
 • (2010) 20,202
 • Density 22/sq mi (8/km²)
Congressional district 19th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .us.tx.jones.cowww

Jones County is a

  • Jones County government's website
  • Jones County from the Handbook of Texas Online
  • Jones County Profile from the Texas Association of Counties

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. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 170. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  10. ^ "Super Neighborhood Areas." (Direct map link) City of Abilene. Retrieved on July 23, 2010.
  11. ^ "Robertson Unit." Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Retrieved on July 23, 2010.
  12. ^ "Middleton Unit." Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Retrieved on July 23, 2010.
  13. ^ "Susan King". Texas Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 


See also

Notable residents


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

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

Government and infrastructure

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.

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.

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.

As of the census[9] 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.


Adjacent counties

Major highways

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



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

Jones County is included in the Abilene, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area.

, counties in the state of Texas. dry Jones County is one of 46 prohibition, or entirely [4].Republic of Texas, the fifth president of the Anson Jones Both the county and its county seat are named for [3]

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