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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

14,805
5.2
856.9
829.4
sea level–155
43.25
42.0
94.0
7,274
3.8
$67,211,645
$39,981
$3,000,232,602
$164,972,036

map of Jackson County
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Physical Features: South coastal county of prairie and motts of trees; loam, clay, black soils; drains to creeks, rivers, bays.

Economy: Petroleum production, plastics manufacturing, agribusinesses.

locator map for Jackson County

History: Karankawa area. Lipan Apaches and Tonkawas arrived later. Six of Austin’s Old Three Hundred families settled in the 1820s. Mexican municipality, created in 1835, became an original county the following year; named for U.S. President Andrew Jackson. Oil discovered in 1934.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 58.2; Black, 6.6; Hispanic, 33.4; Asian, 1.2; Other, 0.9; Two or more races 1.8.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 211; deaths, 146; marriages, 81; divorces, 37.

Recreation: Hunting, fishing, birding (southern bald eagle in area); historic sites; Texana Museum; Lake Texana, Brackenridge Plantation campground, state park; Chili Spill in November at Lake Texana, county fair, rodeo in April.

Minerals: Oil and natural gas.

Agriculture: Beef cattle, corn, rice, sorghum, cotton; 13,000 acres of rice irrigated. Market value $101.8 million.

EDNA (5,692) county seat; oil and gas, chemical plants, agriculture; hospital, library, museums.

Other towns include: Francitas (125); Ganado (2,090) oil and gas, agriculture, historic movie theater, Crawfish Festival in May; LaSalle (110); La Ward (223); Lolita (580); Vanderbilt (417).

edna theater

Edna Theater, which opened in 1949. Photo by Billy Hathorn (CC).