Jim Wells County

Jim Wells County, Texas

PO Box 1459
Alice, TX 78333
Phone: (361) 668-5702

In southeastern TX, west of Corpus Christi; organized Mar 25, 1911 from Nueces County. Name Origin: For James B. Wells, a jurist

Area (sq mi):: 868.22 (land 864.52; water 3.71) Population per square mile: 47.40
Population 2005: 40,951 State rank: 72 Population change: 2000-20005 4.10%; 1990-2000 4.40% Population 2000: 39,326 (White 22.90%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 75.70%; Asian 0.40%; Other 21.00%). Foreign born: 3.60%. Median age: 32.80
Income 2000: per capita $12,252; median household $28,843; Population below poverty level: 24.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,653-$21,149
Unemployment (2004): 6.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 25.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 27.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Alice County seat (19,445)

  • See other counties in .
    Counties USA: A Directory of United States Counties, 3rd Edition. © 2006 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
    Mentioned in ?
    References in periodicals archive ?
    He is a native of Jim Wells County, Texas, and he completed his graduation from the University of Texas in 1975.
    Jim Wells County deals blow to ICE detention center strategy, San Antonio Express-News
    (4.) The Corpus Christi banking market comprises Nueces and San Patricio Counties, the area encompassing Alice and Orange Grove in Jim Wells County, and the community of San Diego in Duval County, all in Texas.
    Michael Guerra, the Jim Wells County Democratic chairman, said he expects a close race.