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Jasper County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Jasper County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1836
Seat Jasper
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

970 sq mi (2,512 km²)
937 sq mi (2,427 km²)
32 sq mi (83 km²), 3.32%
 - (2000)
 - Density

39/sq mi (15/km²)

Jasper County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 35,604. Its county seat is Jasper6. Jasper County is named for William Jasper, an American Revolutionary War hero.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,511 km² (970 sq mi). 2,428 km² (937 sq mi) of it is land and 83 km² (32 sq mi) of it (3.32%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent counties Edit


As of the census² of 2000, there were 35,604 people, 13,450 households, and 9,966 families residing in the county. The population density was 15/km² (38/sq mi). There were 16,576 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 78.24% White, 17.81% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.04% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. 3.89% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 13,450 households out of which 33.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.20% were married couples living together, 12.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.90% were non-families. 23.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% 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 3.03.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 15.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,902, and the median income for a family was $35,709. Males had a median income of $31,739 versus $19,119 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,636. About 15.00% of families and 18.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.40% of those under age 18 and 17.80% of those age 65 or over.

County Elected OfficialsEdit

  • County Judge - Judge Mark W. Allen
  • Commissioner, Pct. #1 - Charles Shofner, Jr.
  • Commissioner, Pct. #2 - Roy Parker
  • Commissioner, Pct. #3 - Willie Stark
  • Commissioner, Pct. #4 - Vance Moss
  • County Sheriff - Ronald McBride
  • Tax Assessor/Collector - Bobby Biscamp
  • County Clerk - Debbie Newman
  • County Treasurer - Rene' Kelley

District Elected OfficialsEdit

  • District Judge - Judicial District 1 - Judge Joe Bob Golden
  • District Judge - Judicial District 1A - Judge Jerome Owens
  • District Clerk - Linda Ryall
  • District Attorney - Steven M. Hollis

Justice of the Peace CourtsEdit

  • Justice of the Peace, Pct. #1 - Walter Billingsley
  • Justice of the Peace, Pct. #2 - Freddie Miller
  • Justice of the Peace, Pct. #3 - Susan Ratcliff
  • Justice of the Peace, Pct. #4 - Joe Wilkinson
  • Justice of the Peace, Pct. #5 - Brett Holloway
  • Justice of the Peace, Pct. #6 - Steve Conner
  • Constable, Pct. #1 - Kit Stephenson
  • Constable, Pct. #2 - Ralph Nichols
  • Constable, Pct. #3 - Ronnie Hutchison
  • Constable, Pct. #4 - Mark McKinley
  • Constable, Pct. #5 - Gerald McAdams
  • Constable, Pct. #6 - Tommy R. Robinson

Appointed OfficialsEdit

  • County Auditor - Druscilla Miller
  • Tax Appraiser - David Luther
  • Emergency Management Coordinator - Billy Ted Smith

Cities and townsEdit


  • Sam Rayburn, Texas
  • Magnolia Springs, Texas
  • Roganville, Texas
  • Erin, Texas
  • Mount Union, Texas
  • Cairo Springs, Texas
  • Call Junction, Texas
  • Gist, Texas
  • Gumslough, Texas
  • Harrisburg, Texas
  • Holly Springs, Texas
  • Curtis, Texas
  • Beech Grove, Texas

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 30°44′N 94°02′W / 30.74, -94.03

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