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Atascosa County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 44,911.[1] Its county seat is Jourdanton.[2] The county was formed in 1856 from Bexar County and is named for the Atascosa River.

Atascosa County
County
Atascosa County
The Atascosa County Courthouse in Jourdanton
The Atascosa County Courthouse in Jourdanton
Map of Texas highlighting Atascosa County
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 28°53′N 98°32′W / 28.89°N 98.53°W / 28.89; -98.53
Country United States
State Texas
Founded1856
Named forAtascosa River
SeatJourdanton
Largest cityPleasanton
Area
 • Total1,221 sq mi (3,160 km2)
 • Land1,210 sq mi (3,100 km2)
 • Water1.9 sq mi (5 km2)  0.2%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total44,911
 • Density37/sq mi (14/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district28th
Websiteatascosacounty.texas.gov

Atascosa County is part of the San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,221 square miles (3,160 km2), of which 1,220 square miles (3,200 km2) is land and 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2) (0.2%) is water.[3]

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Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
18601,578
18702,91584.7%
18804,21744.7%
18906,45953.2%
19007,14310.6%
191010,00440.1%
192012,70227.0%
193015,65423.2%
194019,27523.1%
195020,0484.0%
196018,828−6.1%
197018,696−0.7%
198025,05534.0%
199030,53321.9%
200038,62826.5%
201044,91116.3%
Est. 201748,981[4]9.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1850–2010[6] 2010–2014[1]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 44,911 people residing in the county. 84.9% were White, 0.8% Black or African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 10.9% of some other race and 2.3% of two or more races. 61.9% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 38,628 people, 12,816 households, and 10,022 families residing in the county. The population density was 31 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 14,883 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 73.23% White, 0.60% Black or African American, 0.80% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 21.53% from other races, and 3.47% from two or more races. 58.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 12,816 households out of which 41.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.30% were married couples living together, 13.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.80% were non-families. 18.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.41.

In the county, the population was spread out with 31.70% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 21.00% from 45 to 64, and 10.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,081, and the median income for a family was $37,705. Males had a median income of $27,702 versus $18,810 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,276. About 16.10% of families and 20.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.60% of those under age 18 and 21.70% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

CommunitiesEdit

CitiesEdit

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GalleryEdit

PoliticsEdit

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[8]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 63.0% 8,618 34.0% 4,651 3.0% 404
2012 58.7% 7,461 40.4% 5,133 1.0% 127
2008 55.0% 5,462 44.4% 4,415 0.6% 61
2004 63.0% 7,635 36.5% 4,421 0.5% 60
2000 58.0% 6,231 40.2% 4,322 1.8% 193
1996 44.3% 4,102 46.0% 4,259 9.7% 893
1992 39.4% 3,806 39.0% 3,766 21.6% 2,086
1988 50.3% 4,777 49.0% 4,657 0.7% 70
1984 59.7% 5,279 40.1% 3,547 0.2% 19
1980 51.5% 4,364 47.0% 3,980 1.5% 125
1976 34.2% 2,415 64.6% 4,565 1.3% 92
1972 65.3% 3,400 34.6% 1,804 0.1% 4
1968 35.4% 1,805 49.5% 2,522 15.1% 771
1964 28.4% 1,283 71.4% 3,224 0.2% 9
1960 41.6% 1,812 58.3% 2,544 0.1% 5
1956 54.6% 1,804 45.1% 1,492 0.3% 11
1952 50.2% 2,147 49.6% 2,124 0.2% 10
1948 25.8% 704 69.4% 1,895 4.9% 133
1944 25.9% 685 66.4% 1,757 7.7% 204
1940 17.8% 418 82.0% 1,922 0.2% 4
1936 12.1% 285 86.9% 2,041 1.0% 24
1932 8.3% 192 91.1% 2,101 0.6% 14
1928 56.6% 888 43.4% 682
1924 21.8% 303 62.6% 869 15.6% 217
1920 24.1% 185 69.2% 531 6.7% 51
1916 14.7% 119 78.4% 635 6.9% 56
1912 4.9% 34 85.8% 593 9.3% 64

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
  6. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  8. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-07-19.

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