As of 2000, the
population of Jackson County is 14,391.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county
has a total area of 2,220 km˛ (857 mi˛). 2,148 km˛ (829 mi˛) of it is land
and 71 km˛ (28 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 3.21% water.
As of the census of 2000, there are 14,391
people, 5,336 households, and 3,889 families residing in the county. The
population density is 7/km˛ (17/mi˛). There are 6,545 housing units at an
average density of 3/km˛ (8/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is
76.49% White, 7.64% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American,
0.39% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 12.65% from other races, and 2.39%
from two or more races. 24.68% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of
There are 5,336 households out of which 34.70% have children under the age
of 18 living with them, 58.20% are married couples living together, 10.50%
have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.10% are
non-families. 24.20% of all households are made up of individuals and
12.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The
average household size is 2.65 and the average family size is 3.15.
In the county, the population is spread out with 27.40% under the age of
18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and
15.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For
every 100 females there are 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and
over, there are 93.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $35,254, and the median
income for a family is $42,066. Males have a median income of $32,639
versus $19,661 for females. The per capita income for the county is
$16,693. 14.70% of the population and 12.20% of families are below the
poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 19.10% are under
the age of 18 and 15.60% are 65 or older.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau