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Jefferson County, Texas Facts

Facts
State Texas
Land area 876.3 square miles
Population Density 287.9 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 252,358
Population change 0%
Under 5 years of age 6.8%
Under 18 23.7%
65 and over 13.2%
Females 48.9%
White 59.3
Hispanic or Latino of any race 18.5
Asian 3.8%
Two or more races 1.5%
Black or African American 34.4%
Native American 1%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 82%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 17.8%
Veterans 17,635
Households and Housing
Households 92,634
Persons per household 2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 84%
Median household income $42,568
The per capita income $23,236
Live below the poverty line. 21%
housing units 106,795
Multi-unit structures 22%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $96,200
Residents owning their homes. 64.1%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 17,642
Women-owned firms 28.8%
Asian-owned firms 6.7%
Hispanic-owned firms 6.6%
Black-owned firms 19.8%
Native American-owned firms 0.4%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $3,973,125
Retail sales per capita $16,453
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $2,852,515