Jasper County

Jasper County, Texas

Jasper County, Texas

The Jasper County Courthouse is housed in the City of Jasper, the county seat. Photograph by Wrbalusek.

Jasper County is located in Southeast Texas, bordered on the north by San Augustine and Sabine counties, on the east by Newton County, on the south by Orange County, and on the west by Hardin and Tyler counties. The county seat, Jasper, is 115 miles northeast of Houston and twenty-three miles west of the Sabine River and Louisiana. The center of the county lies at approximately 94°00' west longitude and 31°41' north latitude. The county was named for William Jasper, a hero of the American Revolution who was killed attempting to plant the American colors at the storming of Savannah in 1779. Jasper County comprises 907 square miles of East Texas timberlands, with elevations ranging from 25 to 400 feet above sea level. The terrain along the northern border and southern third of the county is undulating to rolling, with loamy or sandy surface layers and reddish mottled clay or loamy subsoils. The rest of the county is generally flat, with the grayish, cracking-clay soils of the Trinity River floodplain and the reddish loamy soils of the Red River floodplain. Water is plentiful in the county; the average annual rainfall is fifty-two inches. Principal water sources include Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Lake B. A. Steinhagen, the Neches River (which forms the county's western boundary), and the Angelina River. Temperatures range from an average high of 93° F in July to an average low of 37° in January; the average growing season lasts 229 days. Resources include abundant timber, oil, and natural gas. The timber is mixed pine and hardwood.

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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Jasper County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Jasper County
Pop. Year Source
35,529 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Jasper County
People Year Source
12,426 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$40,803 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Jasper County
USD ($) Year Source
3,456,345,999 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Jasper County
USD ($) Year Source
430,976,810 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
12.3 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
59.8 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
38.7 91.4 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Jasper County
Area (square miles) Year Source
938.9 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Jasper County
Area (square miles) Year Source
969.7 2019 United States Census Bureau