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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

19,983
– 1.0
937.1
928.6
1,480–1,970
26.06
31.1
96.2
5,624
5.3
$30,785,456
$29,703
$1,262,545,750
$176,095,941

map of Jones County
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Physical Features: West Texas Rolling Plains; drained by Brazos River fork, tributaries; Lake Fort Phantom Hill.

Economy: Agribusiness; government/services; varied manufacturing.

locator map for Jones County

History: Comanches and other tribes hunted in the area. U.S. military presence began in 1851. Ranching established in the 1870s. County named for the last president of the Republic, Anson Jones; created in 1858 from Bexar and Bosque counties; re-created in 1876; organized in 1881.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 58.4; Black, 13.4; Hispanic, 27.6; Asian, 0.8; Other, 1.4; Two or more races, 1.6.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 185; deaths, 214; marriages, 82; divorces, 43.

Recreation: Lake activities, hunting, Fort Phantom Hill, Cowboy Reunion July 4 in Stamford.

Minerals: Oil, gas, sand and gravel, stone.

Agriculture: Cotton, wheat, sesame and peanuts; cattle. Some 3,500 acres irrigated for peanuts and hay. Market value $43.3 million.

ANSON(2,391) county seat; farming center, government/services; hospital; old courthouse, opera house, museums; Mesquite Daze festivals in April and October.

STAMFORD (2,953) trade center for three counties, hospital, historic homes, cowboy museum.

HAMLIN (2,112) farm and ranching, feed mill, oil/gas, electricity/steam plant using mesquite trees; hospital; museums; dove cookoff in October.

Other towns include: Hawley (618), Lueders (336) limestone quarries.

Part [5,145] of Abilene.

Jones County Courthouse in Anson

Jones County Courthouse in Anson. Photo by Robert Plocheck.