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San Jacinto 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

27,707
5.0
627.9
569.2
62–430
50.68
38.2
92.4
11,311
6.5
$17,141,874
$32,115
$2,304,969,902
$59,513,888

map of San Jacinto County
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Physical Features: East Texas county north of Houston; rolling hills; 80 percent forested; Sam Houston National Forest; Trinity, East Fork San Jacinto rivers; Lake Livingston.

Economy: Timber and oil.

History: Atakapa Indian area. Anglo-Americans arrived in the 1820s. Land grants issued to Mexican families in the early 1830s. County created from Liberty, Montgomery, Polk, and Walker counties in 1869; organized in 1870; named for the battle.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 75.3; Black, 12.0; Hispanic, 12.0; Asian, 0.7; Other, 1.0.

 

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 284; deaths, 289; marriages, 113; divorces, 91.

Recreation: Lake activities, hunting, old courthouse and jail. Approximately 60 percent of county in national forest.

Minerals: Oil, rock, gravel and iron ore.

Agriculture: Beef cattle and forages. Market value $8.5 million. Timber principal product.

COLDSPRING (886) county seat; lumbering, oil, farming center, tourism; historic sites.

SHEPHERD (2,411) lumbering, tourism, ranching.

Other towns include: Oakhurst (239); Point Blank (702) logging, agribusiness, construction.

San Jacinto pronunciation

 

 

sunset over Sam Houston National Forest

Sunset over Sam Houston National Forest. Photo by Supportstorm (CC).

 

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