Jackson County, Texas

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Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000 its population was 14,391. Its county seat is Edna[1]. Jackson County is named for Andrew Jackson, President of the United States from 1829 to 1837.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 857 square miles (2,219.6 km2), of which 829 square miles (2,147.1 km2) is land and 28 square miles (72.5 km2) (3.21%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 14,391 people, 5,336 households, and 3,889 families residing in the county. The population density was 17 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 6,545 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 76.49% White, 7.64% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 12.65% from other races, and 2.39% from two or more races. 24.68% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 17.9% were of German, 10.8% American, 9.3% Czech, 6.0% Irish and 5.6% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 81.6% spoke English and 17.4% Spanish as their first language.

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