Jourdanton, Texas

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Jourdanton is a city in and the county seat of Atascosa County, Texas, United States.[3] The population was 3,732 at the 2000 census. It is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Jourdanton was founded in 1909 and was named after founder Jourdan Campbell. The county seat was moved from Pleasanton to Jourdanton in 1910. Locals pronounce the town name as (jer-dun-ton). The Mayor of Jourdanton is Larry Pryor. The City Manager is Dan Nick. The Chief of Police is Eric Kaiser. The Fire Chief is David Prasifka. Jourdanton has a City Council/City Manager form of government in which the City Council is responsible for hiring a City Manager and setting city policies and the City Manager runs the day to day operations of the city and oversees personnel decisions.


Jourdanton is located at 28°55′18″N 98°32′47″W / 28.92167°N 98.54639°W / 28.92167; -98.54639 (28.921530, -98.546440)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,732 people, 1,187 households, and 923 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,071.1 people per square mile (414.1/km²). There were 1,353 housing units at an average density of 388.3/sq mi (150.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 74.44% White, 1.13% African American, 0.96% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 20.42% from other races, and 2.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 52.87% of the population.

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