Jones County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 20,202. Its county seat is Anson. The county was created in 1858 and organized in 1881. Both the county and its county seat are named for Anson Jones, the fifth president of the Republic of Texas.
|Jones County, Texas|
Jones County Courthouse in Anson, Texas
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Anson Jones|
|• Total||937.1 sq mi (2,427 km2)|
|• Land||928.6 sq mi (2,405 km2)|
|• Water||8.6 sq mi (22 km2), 0.9%|
|• Density||22/sq mi (8/km2)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC−6/−5|
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) are land and 8.6 square miles (22 km2) (0.9%) are covered by water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, 20,785 people, 6,140 households, and 4,525 families resided in the county. The population density was 22 people per square mile (9/km²). The 7,236 housing units averaged 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. About 20.9% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Of the 6,140 households, 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 not families. About 24.1% 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.
In the county, the population was distributed as 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.
The median income for a household in the county was $29,572, and 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.
Up until 2000, Jones County was primarily Democratic similar to numerous counties in the Solid South, only voting for Republican presidential candidates five times from 1912 to 1996. Starting in 2000, the county has become strongly Republican, with the margin of victory for the party's candidates increasing with each passing election.
The Abilene metropolitan statistical area is a metropolitan area in west central Texas that covers three counties—Taylor, Jones, and Callahan. As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 165,252 (though a 1 July 2016 estimate placed the population at 169,893).Anson, Texas
Anson is a city in and the county seat of Jones County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,430 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Abilene, Texas metropolitan area. Originally named "Jones City", the town was renamed "Anson" in 1882 in honor of Anson Jones, the last president of the Republic of Texas.Arledge Field
Arledge Field (FAA LID: F56) is a public general aviation airport located approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Stamford, Texas. Owned by the city of Stamford, it provides general aviation service. Approximately 80 aircraft use the airport on a weekly basis.Avoca, Texas
Avoca is an unincorporated community in Jones County, Texas, United States.
It is on State Highway 6 at the intersection of Farm to Market Roads 600 and 1636, 8 mi southeast of Stamford. Avoca is part of the Abilene, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area.Corinth, Jones County, Texas
Corinth is an unincorporated community in Jones County, Texas, United States. Corinth is located on U.S. Route 277 7.4 miles (11.9 km) south-southwest of Stamford. The community had a population of 25 from 1940 to 1990 and a population of 10 in 2000.Fort Phantom Hill
Fort Phantom Hill was a United States Army and Confederate Army installation located at the Clear Fork of the Brazos River in Jones County, Texas. The fort was active from 1852 to 1853 and again from 1856 until the 1890s.Hamlin, Texas
Hamlin is a city in Jones and Fisher Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 2,124 at the 2010 census, and in 2017, the estimated population was 2,018. The Jones County portion of Hamlin is part of the Abilene, Texas metropolitan area.Hawley, Texas
Hawley is a city in Jones County, Texas, United States. The population was 634 at the 2010 census. Named for Congressman Robert B. Hawley, it is part of the Abilene metropolitan area.Lueders, Texas
Lueders is a city in Jones and Shackelford counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 346 at the 2010 census. The portion of Lueders located in Jones County is part of the Abilene, Texas metropolitan area.Max Williams (basketball)
Max Williams (born February 28, 1938) was the general manager of the American Basketball Association team Dallas Chaparrals from 1967 to 1971. During his time with the Chaparrals, he became the team's head coach as well from 1970 to 1971. Outside of basketball, Williams was a real estate agent and oilman. In 2009, Williams was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.National Register of Historic Places listings in Jones County, Texas
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places in Jones County, Texas.
This is intended to be a complete list of properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Jones County, Texas. There are 22 properties listed on the National Register in the county. Three of these are also Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks.
This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted May 17, 2019.Noodle, Texas
Noodle is an unincorporated community in Jones County, Texas, United States.Nugent, Texas
Nugent is an unincorporated community in Jones County, Texas, United States. According to the Handbook of Texas, the community had an estimated population of 41 in 2000. It is part of the Abilene, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The Lueders-Avoca Independent School District serves area students.Panhandle Plains Wildlife Trail
The Panhandle Plains Wildlife Trail is a state-designated system of trails and wildlife sanctuaries in the Texas Panhandle in the United States. It is one of the four major wildlife trail systems designated by the State of Texas.
The trail system forms a loop that runs from Abilene to Lubbock and Amarillo, around to Canadian and Shamrock, and back to Abilene.Radium, Texas
Radium is an unincorporated community in Jones County, Texas, United States.Stamford, Texas
Stamford is a city located on the border of Jones and Haskell Counties in west-central Texas. The population was 3,124 at the 2010 census, down from 3,636 at the 2000 census. Henry McHarg, president of the Texas Central Railroad, named the site in 1900 for his hometown of Stamford, Connecticut. The city is home to the Texas Cowboy Reunion.
Stamford is located on U.S. Highway 277 and State Highway 6. Most of the city is in Jones County. The portion of the city within Jones County is part of the Abilene, Texas metropolitan area.Texas State Highway 351
State Highway 351 (SH 351) is a 25.122-mile-long (40.430 km) Texas state highway that travels from Abilene northeast to an intersection with U.S. Route 180 (US 180) west of Albany. The highway was designated on September 6, 1943 as a replacement for US 80 Alternate.Texas State Highway 92
State Highway 92 or SH 92 is a state highway that runs 38 miles (61 km) between Stamford and Rotan, Texas. SH 92 was originally designated in 1923-1924 from Bronson to Hemphill. SH 92 was also designated on March 17, 1924 between Stamford and Hamlin. For 3 months, there were two highways numbered SH 92. On June 16, 1924, the SH 92 from Bronson to Hemphill was cancelled, leaving only one SH 92 from Stamford to Hamlin. On February 9, 1933, there was a proposed extension southwest to Longworth. On July 15, 1935, the section from Hamlin to Longworth was cancelled. On August 2, 1937, SH 92 extended from Hamlin to Rotan (this was completed by 1938).Tuxedo, Texas
Tuxedo is an unincorporated community in Jones County, Texas, United States.
Places adjacent to Jones County, Texas
Municipalities and communities of Jones County, Texas, United States
‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties