Jayton, Texas

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Jayton is a city in and the county seat of Kent County, Texas, United States.[3] It is located in the northeastern portion of the county, and the population was 426 in 2009.



Jayton is located at 33°15′N 100°34′W / 33.25°N 100.567°W / 33.25; -100.567 (33.2493, -100.5748).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 513 people, 209 households, and 144 families residing in the city. The population density was 301.6 people per square mile (116.5/km²). There were 277 housing units at an average density of 162.9/sq mi (62.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.69% White, 0.19% African American, 0.39% Native American, 2.53% from other races, and 0.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.92% of the population.

There were 209 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.7% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 20.7% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 26.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 84.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,396, and the median income for a family was $39,375. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,314. About 9.6% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.5% of those under age 18 and 1.0% of those age 65 or over.


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