San Jacinto County, Texas

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San Jacinto County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting San Jacinto County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1870
Seat Coldspring
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

628 sq mi (1,627 km²)
571 sq mi (1,479 km²)
57 sq mi (148 km²), 9.12%
 - (2000)
 - Density

39/sq mi (15/km²)

San Jacinto County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown Metropolitan Area. In 2000, its population was 22,246. Its seat is Coldspring6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,626 km² (628 sq mi). 1,478 km² (571 sq mi) of it is land and 148 km² (57 sq mi) of it (9.12%) is water.

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit


As of the census² of 2000, there were 22,246 people, 8,651 households, and 6,401 families residing in the county. The population density was 15/km² (39/sq mi). There were 11,520 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (20/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 83.64% White, 12.64% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.63% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. 4.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,651 households out of which 30.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.20% were married couples living together, 9.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.00% were non-families. 22.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 24.90% from 25 to 44, 26.60% from 45 to 64, and 15.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,220, and the median income for a family was $37,781. Males had a median income of $34,614 versus $22,313 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,144. About 15.10% of families and 18.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.80% of those under age 18 and 17.60% of those age 65 or over.

Elected officialsEdit

United States Congress Edit

Senators Name Party First Elected Level
  Senate Class 1 Kay Bailey Hutchison Republican 1993 Senior Senator
  Senate Class 2 John Cornyn Republican 2002 Junior Senator
Representatives Name Party First Elected Area(s) of San Jacinto County Represented
  District 8 Kevin Brady Republican 1996 Entire county

Texas Legislature Edit

Texas Senate Edit

‘’’District 3:’’’ Robert Nichols (R)- first elected in 2006.

Texas House of Representatives Edit

‘’’District 12:’’’ Jim McReynolds (D)- first elected in 1996.

Cities and townsEdit

External linksEdit

Flag of Texas Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown
Counties Austin | Brazoria | Chambers | Fort Bend | Galveston | Harris | Liberty | Montgomery | San Jacinto | Waller
Houston | Sugar Land | Baytown | Galveston
Cities and
Alvin | Angleton | Bellaire | Cleveland | Clute | Conroe | Dayton | Deer Park | Dickinson | Freeport | Friendswood | Galena Park | Hitchcock | Hempstead | Humble | Jacinto City | Jersey Village | Katy | Lake Jackson | La Marque | La Porte | League City | Liberty | Meadows Place | Missouri City | Pasadena | Pearland | Richmond | Rosenberg | Santa Fe | Seabrook | Sealy | South Houston | Stafford | Texas City | Tomball | Webster | West University Place
Unincorporated areas Atascocita | Channelview | Cloverleaf | Cypress | Klein | Spring | The Woodlands

Coordinates: 30°35′N 95°10′W / 30.58, -95.16

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