San Jacinto County, Texas

The San Jacinto County is a county located in the state of Texas in the United States. The seat of the county government ( county seat ) is located in Cold Spring. The County is a part of the Sam Houston National Forest.


The County is located in East Texas, about 90 kilometers west of Louisiana. The Gulf of Mexico is about 80 km to the south. It is part of the Houston - Sugar Land - Baytown Metropolitan Area and has an area of 1626 square kilometers, of which 148 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Trinity County, Polk County, Liberty County, Montgomery County and Walker County.


San Jacinto County was formed in 1870 from parts of Liberty County, Montgomery County, Polk County and Walker County. It was named after the Battle of San Jacinto, which brought the independence of Texas from Mexico.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2000, lived in San Jacinto County 22 246 people in 8,651 households and 6,401 families. The population density was 15 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 83.64 percent White, 12.64 percent Black or African American, 0.46 percent Native American, 0.28 percent Asian, 0.07 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 1.63 percent from other races groups; 1.28 percent were descended from two or more races. 4.87 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 8,651 households out of which 30.0 per cent of children or young people who lived with them. 60.2 percent were married couples living together, 9.7 percent were single mothers and 26.0 percent were non-families. 22.6 percent of all households and 10.1 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.98.

25.2 percent of the population was under 18 years old, 7.4 percent between 18 to 24, 24.9 percent between 25 and 44, 26.6 percent between 45 and 64 and 15.9 percent were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.5 males to 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.4 males.

The median income for a household was $ 32,220, and the median income for a family was $ 37,781. Males had a median income of $ 34,614, women $ 22,313. The per capita income was $ 16,144. 15.1 percent of families and 18.8 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Cities and Towns

  • Camilla
  • Cold Spring
  • Evergreen
  • Maynard
  • Napier
  • Oakhurst
  • Point Blank
  • Shepherd
  • Stephen Creek
  • Urbana
  • Willow Springs