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Jasper County, Texas

Jasper County is a county located in the U.S. State of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 35,604. Its county seat is Jasper6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,511 km² (970 mi²). 2,428 km² (937 mi²) of it is land and 83 km² (32 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.32% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 35,604 people, 13,450 households, and 9,966 families residing in the county. The population density is 15/km² (38/mi²). There are 16,576 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 78.24% White, 17.81% 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 are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 13,450 households out of which 33.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.20% are married couples living together, 12.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.90% are non-families. 23.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.58 and the average family size is 3.03.

In the county, the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 94.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $30,902, and the median income for a family is $35,709. Males have a median income of $31,739 versus $19,119 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,636. 18.10% of the population and 15.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 23.40% are under the age of 18 and 17.80% are 65 or older.

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