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Jasper County

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Population
Change fm 2010
Area (sq.mi.)
Land area(sq.mi.)
Altitude (ft.)
Rainfall (in.)
Jan. avg. min.
July avg. max.
Civilian labor
Unemployed
Wages
Per Capita Inc.
Prop. Value
Retail Sales

35,648
– 0.2
969.7
938.9
10–580
59.75
38.7
91.4
13,308
7.1
$99,868,549
$37,547
$3,461,357,956
$371,261,396

 Jasper County map
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Physical Features: East Texas county; hilly to level; national forest; Sam Rayburn Reservoir, B.A. Steinhagen Lake; Neches River.

Economy: Timber industries; nature tourism, government/services.

locator map for Jasper County

History: Caddo and Atakapa Indian area. Land grants to John R. Bevil and Lorenzo de Zavala in 1829. County created in 1836, organized in 1837, from Mexican municipality; named for Sgt. William Jasper of American Revolution.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 74.3; Black, 16.3; Hispanic, 6.9; Asian, 0.7; Other, 0.8; Two or more races, 1.5.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 395; deaths, 458; marriages, 250; divorces, 119.

Recreation: Lake activities; hunting, fishing; state park, Big Thicket; Butterfly Festival in October.

Minerals: Oil, gas produced.

Agriculture: Cattle, plant nurseries, fruits, vegetables. Market value $10.1 million. Timber is major income producer. Hunting leases and fishing tournaments are major income producers.

JASPER (7,460) county seat; tourism, government/services; hospital; Angelina College extension; museum; arboretum and outdoor learning center; Azalea Festival in March.

Other towns include: Browndell (194); Buna (2,068) timber, oil, polka dot house, redbud festival in March; Evadale (1,445); Kirbyville (2,108) government/services, retail, commuters, museum, Calaboose museum, Magnolia Festival in April; Sam Rayburn (1,091).

Sam Rayburn Dam

The Sam Rayburn Dam. Photo from  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

 

 

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