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Jourdanton, Texas. Jourdanton, the county seat of Atascosa County, is located five miles southwest of Pleasanton. It was designed from a blueprint as a designated stop on the Artesian Belt Railroad. Jourdan Campbell gave his name to the new community.

The town took off and grew rapidly. By 1914 had telephones, electricity, a cotton gin, a gristmill, and a system of public schools. The population at this time was 1,200. Several churches had also developed, as well as two hotels and a weekly newspaper, the Atascosa Monitor.

The rich resources of gas, oil, and lignite provided a strong economic base for the citizens of Jourdanton, and in 1990 its population was 3,220. As of the last census (2000), the population had risen by 2,732.

The areas school system serves smaller neighboring communities in an attempt to offer the best education possible for all the county’s children.

Elementary
Jourdanton Elementary School
(830) 769-2121
200 Zanderson Ave
Jourdanton, TX

Tri-Cities Christian School
(830) 742-8641
9477 N State Hwy 16
Poteet, TX

Middle

Jourdanton Junior High School
(830) 769-2234
200 Zanderson Ave
Jourdanton, TX

High
Jourdanton High School
(830) 769-2350
200 Zanderson Ave
Jourdanton, TX

Demographics

zip code: 78026

County Average

State Average

National Average

Neighborhood type Small Town
Population 5,068 41,867 22,118,509 290,809,777
Pop. density 18.4 46.0 79.6 79.6
Percent male 48.8% 50.1% 49.6% 49.1%
Percent female 51.2% 49.9% 50.4% 50.9%
Median age 34.6 34.5 34.0 36.5
People per household 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.6
Median household income $35,705 $23,574 $39,927 $41,994
Average income per capita $17,833 $10,089 $19,617 $21,587
 

Crime

Violent crime risk index 3.0 3.9 3.1 3.0
Property crime risk index 2.0 2.6 3.1 3.2
 

Housing

Median home value $58,796 $68,200 $94,300 $170,800
Median age of homes 34.6 24.3 23.4 27.8
Home appreciation 2.5% 2.5% 2.3% 7.7%
Homes - owned 67.6% 62.0% 57.8% 63.4%
Homes - rented 16.0% 18.1% 32.8% 21.7%
Homes - vacant 16.4% 19.9% 9.4% 14.8%
Commuting by bus 0.0% 0.4% 1.9% 2.0%
Commuting by carpool 18.0% 21.2% 14.5% 14.6%
Commuting by auto 79.4% 72.2% 77.8% 71.6%
Working at home 1.5% 2.1% 2.8% 5.6%
 

Family Facts

Currently married 60.1% 60.5% 56.5% 58.3%
Never married 22.8% 21.7% 25.6% 23.8%
Divorced 7.7% 6.9% 9.8% 7.7%
Widowed 6.8% 8.3% 5.7% 7.4%
Separated 2.6% 2.5% 2.5% 2.8%
Married - w/ children 35.2% 33.4% 38.1% 28.5%
Married - no children 26.6% 30.1% 37.9% 31.3%
Single - w/ children 10.6% 9.1% 13.8% 9.3%
Single - no children 27.7% 27.4% 10.2% 30.7%

Education

High school graduates 67.4% 62.1% 75.7% 80.4%
College degree - 2 year 3.5% 4.6% 5.2% 8.2%
College degree - 4 year 4.4% 9.5% 15.6% 14.9%
Graduate degree 4.6% 3.8% 7.6% 7.0%
Expenditures per student $5,600 $5,357 $6,218 $5,896
Students per teacher 14.4 12.6 12.4 16.0
Students per librarian 1,274 994 995 934
Students per guidance counselor 332 994 995 560
 

Economy

Unemployment rate 5.5% 3.6% 6.0% 5.7%
Recent job growth -0.1% 6.9% 0.9% 1.4%
Future job growth 15.7% 6.9% 0.9% 10.5%
Sales tax 8.25% 7.53% 7.77% 5.63%
Income tax 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 5.02%
Cost of living index 70.7 72.3 80.0 100.0
 

Health

Air quality 47 47 63 48
Watershed quality 90 90 71 54
Physicians per capita 57.3 57.3 81.7 168.5
Health cost index 88.0 88.8 96.1 100.0
Superfund site index 97 98 93 71
UV index 6.1 6.1 5.8 4.3
 

Climate

Altitude 518 460 1,371 1,058
Rainfall (inches annually) 27.9 28.8 31.3 38.8
Snowfall (inches annually) 0.3 0.2 2.5 24.4
January avg. low temp 41.3 40.9 33.0 21.6
July avg. high temp 99.5 98.0 94.6 86.4
Days of precipitation annually 82 82 77 112
Days mostly sunny annually 224 224 235 205
Comfort index (during hot weather) 23 23 27 44
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