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|Jackson County, Texas|
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
857 sq mi (2,220 km²)
829 sq mi (2,147 km²)
28 sq mi (73 km²), 3.21%
18/sq mi (7/km²)
Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 14,391. Its county seat is Edna6. Jackson County is named for Andrew Jackson, President of the United States from 1829 to 1837.
- Colorado County (north)
- Wharton County (northeast)
- Matagorda County (southeast)
- Calhoun County (south)
- Victoria County (southwest)
- Lavaca County (northwest)
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 14,391 people, 5,336 households, and 3,889 families residing in the county. The population density was 7/km² (17/sq mi). There were 6,545 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 76.49% White, 7.64% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 12.65% from other races, and 2.39% from two or more races. 24.68% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 5,336 households out of which 34.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.20% were married couples living together, 10.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.10% were non-families. 24.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.15.
In the county, the population was spread out with 27.40% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 15.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $35,254, and the median income for a family was $42,066. Males had a median income of $32,639 versus $19,661 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,693. About 12.20% of families and 14.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.10% of those under age 18 and 15.60% of those age 65 or over.
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