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Kent County, Texas


Kent County, Texas

Kent County, Texas
Kent County Courthouse in Jayton
Map of Texas highlighting Kent County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1892
Named for Andrew Kent
Seat Jayton
Largest city Jayton
 • Total 903 sq mi (2,339 km2)
 • Land 903 sq mi (2,339 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1 km2), 0.05%
 • (2010) 808
 • Density 0.9/sq mi (0/km²)
Congressional district 19th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .us.tx.kent.cowww

Kent County is a

  • Kent County government’s website
  • Kent County from the Handbook of Texas Online
  • Kent County Profile from the Texas Association of Counties

External links

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.  
  4. ^ "Wet/Dry Status of Texas Counties as of November 2010". Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "State Rep. Springer announces district tour July 30".  
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h Hunt, William R. "Kent County, Texas". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  7. ^ Davis, Charles G. "Clairmont". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  8. ^ "Clairemont, Texas". Texas Escapes. Texas Escapes - Blueprints For Travel, LLC. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  9. ^ Davis, Charles G. "Jayton, Texas". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  10. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  12. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  14. ^ "American FactFinder".  


See also


The median income for a household in the county was $30,433, and for a family was $35,568. Males had a median income of $23,875 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,626. About 9.20% of families and 10.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.10% of those under age 18 and 6.10% of those age 65 or over.

In the county, the population was distributed as 20.60% under the age of 18, 5.40% from 18 to 24, 21.80% from 25 to 44, 26.80% from 45 to 64, and 25.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.60 males.

Of the 353 households, 26.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.20% were married couples living together, 5.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.00% were not families. About 28% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.83.

As of the census[14] of 2000, 859 people, 353 households, and 247 families resided in the county. The population density was less than 1/km² (1/sq mi). There were 551 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 95.46% White, 0.23% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 3.73% from other races, and 0.23% from two or more races. About 9% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.


Adjacent counties

Major highways

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 903 square miles (2,340 km2), of which 903 square miles (2,340 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) (0.05%) is water.[10]


  • 8000 BC Paleo-Indians were the first inhabitants. Later native American inhabitants included the Wanderers band of Comanche.[6]
  • 1872 Ranald S. Mackenzie and his soldiers trounced the Comanches at Treasure Butte, southeast of Clairemont.[6]
  • 1876 The Texas legislature formed Kent County from Young and Bexar districts. The new county is named after Alamo defender Andrew Kent.[6]
  • 1888 Cattleman R. L. Rhomberg settled in the new county and named a settlement Clairemont for his daughter, Claire.[7]
  • 1890 The county census recorded 324 residents.[6]
  • 1891 A conflict arose between cattle ranchers and farmers who tried to fence their farms against cattle.[6]
  • 1892 Kent County was organized, with Clairemont as the county seat.[8]
  • 1900 The county population was 899.[6]
  • 1909 The Stamford and Northeastern Railway built a line across the county's northeast corner. The railroad, which connected Stamford and Spur, later became part of the Wichita Valley Railroad. The Jayton community was founded.[9]
  • 1930 The county's population peaked at 3,851.[6]
  • 1946-1991 Oil was discovered in Kent County in 1946. By 1991, more than 448,448,000 barrels (71,297,500 m3) of oil have been produced in the county since 1946.[6]

History timeline


  • History timeline 1
  • Geography 2
    • Major highways 2.1
    • Adjacent counties 2.2
  • Demographics 3
  • Communities 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Republican Drew Springer, Jr., a businessman from Muenster in Cooke County, has since January 2013 represented Kent County in the Texas House of Representatives.[5]

in the state of Texas. dry counties prohibition or entirely [4]. Kent County is one of 30Battle of the Alamo, who died at the Andrew Kent It is named for [3]

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