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Jones County, Iowa

PO Box 19
Anamosa, IA 52205
Phone: (319) 462-4341
Fax: (319) 462-5827
www.co.jones.ia.us

In eastern IA, east of Cedar Rapids, established Dec 21, 1837 (prior to statehood) from Wisconsin Territory. Name Origin: For George Wallace Jones (1804-96), surveyor of public lands for WI and IA territories and U.S. senator from IA (1848-59)

Area (sq mi):: 576.70 (land 575.31; water 1.39) Population per square mile: 35.60
Population 2005: 20,509 State rank: 33 Population change: 2000-20005 1.40%; 1990-2000 4.00% Population 2000: 20,221 (White 96.00%; Black or African American 1.80%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.30%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 38.50
Income 2000: per capita $17,816; median household $37,449; Population below poverty level: 8.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,609-$21,713
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.40% Median travel time to work: 24.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 41.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Jones County, Texas

PO Box 552
Anson, TX 79501
Phone: (325) 823-3762
Fax: (325) 823-4223
www.co.jones.tx.us

In north-central TX, north of Abilene; established Feb 1, 1858 from Bexar and Bosque counties. Name Origin: For Anson Jones (1798-1858), secretary of state of the Republic of TX (1841-44) and president of the Republic (1844-46)

Area (sq mi):: 937.13 (land 930.99; water 6.14) Population per square mile: 21.20
Population 2005: 19,736 State rank: 118 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.00%; 1990-2000 26.00% Population 2000: 20,785 (White 66.20%; Black or African American 11.50%; Hispanic or Latino 20.90%; Asian 0.50%; Other 9.30%). Foreign born: 1.60%. Median age: 36.00
Income 2000: per capita $13,656; median household $29,572; Population below poverty level: 16.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,211-$18,214
Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 3.30% Median travel time to work: 21.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 48.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Jones County, Georgia

PO Box 1359
Gray, GA 31032
Phone: (478) 986-6405
Fax: (478) 986-9682
www.jonescounty.org

In central GA, north of the Macon city center; organized Dec 10, 1807 from Baldwin County. Name Origin: For James Jones (?-1801), GA legislator and U.S. representative (1799-1801)

Area (sq mi):: 395.39 (land 393.75; water 1.64) Population per square mile: 68.20
Population 2005: 26,836 State rank: 65 Population change: 2000-20005 13.50%; 1990-2000 14.00% Population 2000: 23,639 (White 74.70%; Black or African American 23.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.50%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 36.10
Income 2000: per capita $19,126; median household $43,301; Population below poverty level: 10.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,312-$23,761
Unemployment (2004): 4.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 27.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 76.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Jones County, Mississippi

PO Box 1468
Laurel, MS 39441
Phone: (601) 428-0527
Fax: (601) 428-3610
www.edajones.com

In east-central MS, north of Hattiesburg; organized Jan 24, 1826 from Covington and Wayne counties. Name Origin: For John Paul Jones (1747-92), commander of the Bonhomme Richard in its victory over the British ship Serapis during the American Revolution. He later served as an admiral in the Russian Navy.

Area (sq mi):: 699.73 (land 693.82; water 5.91) Population per square mile: 95.40
Population 2005: 66,160 State rank: 10 Population change: 2000-20005 1.90%; 1990-2000 4.70% Population 2000: 64,958 (White 70.70%; Black or African American 26.30%; Hispanic or Latino 2.00%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.30%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 35.80
Income 2000: per capita $14,820; median household $28,786; Population below poverty level: 19.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,078-$24,030
Unemployment (2004): 5.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.90% Median travel time to work: 22.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 19.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Laurel County seat (18,186)

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    Jones County, South Dakota

    PO Box 448
    Murdo, SD 57559
    Phone: (605) 669-2361
    Fax: (605) 669-2641

    In south-central SD, south of Pierre; organized Jan 16, 1917 from Lyman County. Name Origin: For Jones County, IA, former home of some settlers

    Area (sq mi):: 971.66 (land 970.52; water 1.14) Population per square mile: 1.10
    Population 2005: 1,033 State rank: 66 Population change: 2000-20005 -13.40%; 1990-2000 -9.90% Population 2000: 1,193 (White 95.60%; Black or African American 0.00%; Hispanic or Latino 0.30%; Asian 0.00%; Other 4.20%). Foreign born: 0.00%. Median age: 41.10
    Income 2000: per capita $15,896; median household $30,288; Population below poverty level: 15.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,223-$31,369
    Unemployment (2004): 2.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 14.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 11.60%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Jones County, North Carolina

    PO Box 280
    Trenton, NC 28585
    Phone: (252) 448-7351
    Fax: (252) 448-1607
    www.co.jones.nc.us

    In southeastern NC, north of Jacksonville; organized 1778 (prior to statehood) from Craven County. Name Origin: For Willie Jones (1740-1801), American Revolutionary leader and member of the Continental Congress (1780-81); he later opposed the adoption of the Constitution

    Area (sq mi):: 473.32 (land 471.88; water 1.44) Population per square mile: 21.90
    Population 2005: 10,311 State rank: 95 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.70%; 1990-2000 10.30% Population 2000: 10,381 (White 60.30%; Black or African American 35.90%; Hispanic or Latino 2.70%; Asian 0.20%; Other 3.00%). Foreign born: 2.10%. Median age: 39.10
    Income 2000: per capita $15,916; median household $30,882; Population below poverty level: 16.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,211-$22,322
    Unemployment (2004): 4.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.60% Median travel time to work: 29.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 72.50%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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