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Jim Wells County, Texas Facts

Facts
State Texas
Land area 865.0 square miles
Population Density 47.2 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 41,680
Population change 2.1%
Under 5 years of age 7.9%
Under 18 28.5%
65 and over 13.8%
Females 50.6%
White 96.7
Hispanic or Latino of any race 79.3
Asian 0.6%
Two or more races 0.7%
Black or African American 0.9%
Native American 1%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 71%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 11.1%
Veterans 2,183
Households and Housing
Households 13,728
Persons per household 3.0
Living in the same house for one year or more 86.1%
Median household income $40,585
The per capita income $20,452
Live below the poverty line. 21.7%
housing units 16,118
Multi-unit structures 9%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $69,000
Residents owning their homes. 72.7%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 3,523
Women-owned firms 23%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $462,397
Retail sales per capita $11,263
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $193,387