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Jones County, Texas (TX)


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County population in 2012: 19,973 (15% urban, 85% rural); it was 20,785 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,033
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,738
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,860
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,263 (it was 1,280 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

36%

Land area: 931 sq. mi.
Water area: 6.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 22 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Jones County: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (29.2%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (11.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 15%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Median resident age:  39.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years

Males: 12,383  (61.7%)
Females: 7,819  (38.3%)

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Average household size:
Jones County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $35,743 ($29,572 in 1999)
This county:

$35743
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $327 (lower quartile is $209, upper quartile is $423)
This county:

$327
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $51,209 (it was $37,000 in 2000)
Jones County:

$51,209
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $28,526 - $91,334

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $136,279
Here:

$136,279
State:

$177,060

Townhouses or other attached units: $71,862
Here:

$71,862
State:

$170,403

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $205,332
Here:

$205,332
State:

$168,745

Mobile homes: $63,673
Here:

$63,673
State:

$42,156
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,124
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $268

Institutionalized population: 4,943

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Jones County, TX map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $906 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $482 (1.2%)


Jones County household income distribution in 2009 Jones County home values distribution


Jones County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 13.1%
(7.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.0% for Black residents, 30.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 72.7% for American Indian residents, 38.5% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 39 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 40 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31 years old, Other race residents: 32 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

16.8%
Whole state:

15.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

5.7%
Whole state:

6.7%

Area name: Abilene, TX MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jones County is $419 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $528 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $687 a month.

Cities in this county include: Stamford, Anson, Hawley, Lueders, Hawley-Noodle.

Jones County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Jones County: Cosden Refinery (A), Stamford Country Club (B), Alexander Ranch (C), Boyds Chapel (D), Fort Phantom Hill (E), Texas Cowboy Reunion Grounds (F), Haskell County Library (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Jones County include: Pleasant Grove Church (A), Prairie View Church (B), Shiloh Church (C), Swans Chapel (D), Tuxedo Church (E), Zion Chapel (F), Amity Church (G), Bethel Church (H), Compere Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Anderson Chapel Cemetery (1), Mount Hope Cemetery (2), Bethel Cemetery (3), Central Cemetery (4), North Cemetery (5), Spring Creek Cemetery (6), East Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: South Lake (A), Red Lake (B), Anson South Lake (C), Anson North Lake (D), Sayles Lake (E), Brick Yard Lake Number 2 (F), Lake Penick (G), City Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Thompson Creek (A), Sweetwater Creek (B), Skinout Creek (C), Redmud Creek (D), Raven Creek (E), Noodle Creek (F), Mulberry Creek (G), Threemile Creek (H), Long Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Jones County: Buie Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Callahan County , Fisher County , Haskell County , Nolan County , Shackelford County , Stonewall County , Taylor County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 438
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 64.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 326 (64% naturalized citizens)

Jones County:

1.6%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 52.0%

Jones County marital status for males
Jones County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Jones County with a mortgage: 1,345 (36 second mortgage, 59 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,135

Here:

38.6% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.69%
Here62.7%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 13,030
Total congregations: 52

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchChurches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents7,595 (58.3%)1,723 (13.2%)1,395 (10.7%)979 (7.5%)379 (2.9%)
Congregations18 (34.6%)3 (5.8%)13 (25.0%)6 (11.5%)2 (3.8%)
NameBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaChurch of the NazareneAssemblies of GodInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelOther
Adherents333 (2.6%)175 (1.3%)128 (1.0%)123 (0.9%)200 (1.5%)
Congregations2 (3.8%)1 (1.9%)3 (5.8%)2 (3.8%)2 (3.8%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Jones County - Stamford, Anson, Hawley, Lueders, Hawley-Noodle

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Jones County:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
This county:

4.15 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Jones County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.4%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.1%
Texas:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Jones County:

13.7%
State:

15.7%


Agriculture in Jones County:

Average size of farms: 563 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $42,728
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $97.29
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 50.67%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $45,976
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 38.45%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.30%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $55,393
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.39%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.56
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.17%
All wheat for grain: 83859 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 84671 harvested acres
Vegetables: 98 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 99 acres

Tornado activity:

Jones County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 3.9 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 19 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/5/1955, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Jones County-area historical earthquake activity is near Texas state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 52.3 miles away from the county center
On 1/29/2008 at 10:24:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 54.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Jones County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care (26%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Jones County (%):





Jones County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,491 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 968 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 108 (2%)
  • Other means: 34 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 194 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Jones County, Texas in 2000:

People in group quarters in Jones County, Texas in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $37,369.

9.69% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,155 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.69%
Texas average:

8.37%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
8.37% relocated from other counties in Texas ($24,225 average AGI)
1.32% relocated from other states ($3,930 average AGI)
Jones County:

1.32%
Texas average:

3.06%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Taylor County, TX  4.04% ($28,906 average AGI)
from Haskell County, TX  0.36% ($20,611)
from Dallas County, TX  0.30% ($20,467)
from Lubbock County, TX  0.26% ($22,846)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.22% ($25,364)


10.46% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($77,089 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.46%
Texas average:

7.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
9.35% relocated to other counties in Texas ($73,992 average AGI)
1.11% relocated to other states ($3,099 average AGI)
Jones County:

1.11%
Texas average:

2.17%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Taylor County, TX  4.58% ($141,385 average AGI)
to Haskell County, TX  0.32% ($19,063)
to Nolan County, TX  0.24% ($42,083)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.24% ($19,667)
to Callahan County, TX  0.20% ($24,100)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3

Births per 1000 population in Jones County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Jones County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Jones County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,711 (2,348 aged, 363 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 14.93
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7470.260
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 393.170
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 32434.18

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1074.180
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1028.580
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10.13

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 16.07
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 50.67

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5.07

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 165.0. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,195

Size of family households: 1,999 2-persons, 913 3-persons, 706 4-persons, 368 5-persons, 152 6-persons, 98 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,534 1-person, 235 2-persons, 20 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 3 6-persons.

83.6% of residents of Jones County speak English at home.
16.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% speak English very well, 38% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (75% speak English very well, 25% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $117,158,000 ($5831 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $12,544,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $45,453,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $27,917,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,616,000
Federal grants: $21,011,000
Federal procurement contracts: $622,000 ($9,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,538,000 ($5,203,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $651,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,549,000
Federal Government insurance: $18,397,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 922
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,078
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +35
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -865
Here -44 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Jones County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.31 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Jones County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 65
  • 3 rooms: 131
  • 4 rooms: 783
  • 5 rooms: 1,361
  • 6 rooms: 1,378
  • 7 rooms: 587
  • 8 rooms: 326
  • 9+ rooms: 225
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 49
  • 3 rooms: 192
  • 4 rooms: 344
  • 5 rooms: 342
  • 6 rooms: 237
  • 7 rooms: 87
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9+ rooms: 16
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jones County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 209
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,498
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,469
  • 4 bedrooms: 591
  • 5+ bedrooms: 85
  • no bedroom: 22
  • 1 bedroom: 241
  • 2 bedrooms: 505
  • 3 bedrooms: 469
  • 4 bedrooms: 32
  • 5+ bedrooms: 11
Cars and other vehicles available in Jones County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 183
  • 1 vehicle: 1,402
  • 2 vehicles: 2,246
  • 3 vehicles: 792
  • 4 vehicles: 199
  • 5+ vehicles: 38
  • no vehicle: 180
  • 1 vehicle: 662
  • 2 vehicles: 374
  • 3 vehicles: 46
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5+ vehicles: 8

48% of Jones County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 25% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 93% lived in Texas.

Jones County:

48.2%
State average:

51.6%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $14,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jones County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (42.9%)
  • Electricity (35.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.5%)
  • Wood (2.0%)
  • Utility gas (52.9%)
  • Electricity (28.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.5%)
  • Wood (2.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 27
Here:

1.3%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 303
Here:

13.0%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 87
Here:

21.8%
Texas:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Jones County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Jones County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Jones County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Jones County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Jones County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Jones County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Jones County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James13673.3 years
John13076.9 years
William11978.2 years
Mary11178.7 years
Robert7176.4 years
George5578.1 years
Charles5077.3 years
Thomas4978.1 years
Willie4577.5 years
Ruby3879.2 years
Most common last names in Jones County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7277.3 years
Jones6876.1 years
Davis4779.6 years
Johnson3976.5 years
White3574.1 years
Wilson3077.1 years
Taylor3074.6 years
Moore3080.4 years
Williams2975.2 years
Martin2975.1 years
Businesses in Jones County, TX
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2SONIC Drive-In2
FedEx1Subway3
H&R Block1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS1
Pizza Hut1Walmart1
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