Geography & Demographics     

County Information


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 any race.
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


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