Jones County

Jones County, Texas

Jones County, Texas

The Jones County Courthouse is located in the county seat, the city of Anson, Texas. Photograph by Leaflet.

Jones County is on the West Texas prairies, bounded on the north by Stonewall and Haskell counties, on the east by Shackelford County, on the south by Taylor County and the city of Abilene, and on the west by Fisher County. The center of the county lies at 32° 45' north latitude and 99° 54' west longitude. The county was named for Anson Jones, statesman of the Republic of Texas. Anson is the county seat. The county is crossed by U.S. highways 180, 83, and 277, State highways 6 and 92, and the Burlington Northern Railroad. Jones County covers 937 square miles of rolling plains with elevations that range from 1,600 to 1,900 feet above sea level. Annual rainfall is twenty-five inches. January's average minimum temperature is 31° F; July's average maximum is 97° F. The county has a growing season of 223 days, soils are black to sandy loam with clayey subsoils, and between 51 and 60 percent of the land is considered prime farmland. Jones County is in the rolling plains vegetation area, with tall grasses and mesquite trees. It is drained by the Clear Fork of the Brazos River and its tributaries.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Place type

Jones County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

1480 ft – 1970 ft

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Jones County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Jones County
Pop. Year Source
20,083 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Jones County
People Year Source
5,585 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$30,559 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Jones County
USD ($) Year Source
1,311,313,200 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Jones County
USD ($) Year Source
218,929,396 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Jones County
USD ($) Year Source
32,984,292 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
7.9 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
26.1 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
31.1 96.2 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Jones County
Area (square miles) Year Source
928.6 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Jones County
Area (square miles) Year Source
937.1 2019 United States Census Bureau