Atascosa County, Texas
|Atascosa County, Texas|
The Mission Revival style Atascosa County Courthouse in Jourdanton was built in 1912. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 30, 1997.
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
|• Total||1,236 sq mi (3,200 km2)|
|• Land||1,232 sq mi (3,191 km2)|
|• Water||3 sq mi (9 km2), 0.28%|
|• Density||31/sq mi (12/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Atascosa County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas, and was formed in 1856 from Bexar County. As of the 2010 census, the population was 44,911.1 Its county seat is Jourdanton2. Atascosa is named for the Atascosa River. (See List of Texas county name etymologies.)
The county is part of the San Antonio-New Braunfels Metropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,236 square miles (3,201.2 km2), of which 1,232 square miles (3,190.9 km2) is land and 3 square miles (7.8 km2) (0.28%) is water.
- Bexar County (north)
- Wilson County (northeast)
- Karnes County (east)
- Live Oak County (southeast)
- McMullen County (south)
- La Salle County (southwest)
- Frio County (west)
- Medina County (northwest)
Texas Almanac: 1850-20104
As of the census5 of 2000, there were 38,628 people, 12,816 households, and 10,022 families residing in the county. The population density was 31 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 14,883 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 73.23% White, 0.60% Black or African American, 0.80% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 21.53% from other races, and 3.47% from two or more races. 58.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 12,816 households out of which 41.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.30% were married couples living together, 13.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.80% were non-families. 18.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.41.
In the county, the population was spread out with 31.70% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 21.00% from 45 to 64, and 10.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 96.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $33,081, and the median income for a family was $37,705. Males had a median income of $27,702 versus $18,810 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,276. About 16.10% of families and 20.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.60% of those under age 18 and 21.70% of those age 65 or over.
The following school districts serve Atascosa County:
- Charlotte Independent School District (partially)
- Jourdanton Independent School District
- Karnes City Independent School District (partially)
- Lytle Independent School District (partially)
- Pleasanton Independent School District
- Poteet Independent School District
- Somerset Independent School District (partially)
Atascosa County has long been cattle country.
Replica of the original Atascosa County log courthouse in Jourdanton.
Sign at Trinity Baptist Church in Lytle
- United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 14 January 2012.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- U.S. Decennial Census
- Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Government of Atascosa County, Texas
- Atascosa County, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online
- "Atascosa County Profile" from the Texas Association of Counties
||Medina County||Bexar County||Wilson County|
|Frio County||Karnes County|
|La Salle County||McMullen County||Live Oak County|