Jayton, Texas

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Jayton, Texas

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High Points

Jayton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Texas):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Jayton Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Jayton Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
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Top 5% trophy Jayton Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Jayton, Texas

Comparing Jayton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Texas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Racial Diversity 7 1
Well-Paid Single Women 5 7
Well-Paid Single Men 4 6
Male Share of the Population 2 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 8
College Educated Adults 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 7
Median Family Income 5 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 4
Working at Home 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
People Living Alone 5 7
Housing Recently Built 4 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2

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Jayton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 73 miles NW of Abilene, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 192 miles W of Fort Worth, Texas
County Kent
Standard Zip Codes 79528
Phone Area Codes 806
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.248
Longitude -100.573

Jayton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station JAYTON
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 54 F
Apr Temp 46 to 77 F
Jul Temp 69 to 96 F
Oct Temp 49 to 77 F
Annual Precip 22.9 inches
Distance 20.8 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 54 F
Apr Temp 47 to 78 F
Jul Temp 70 to 97 F
Oct Temp 50 to 78 F
Annual Precip 23.2 inches
Station POST
Distance 47.1 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 54 F
Apr Temp 47 to 77 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 51 to 77 F
Annual Precip 21.2 inches
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Jayton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 513 100%
Male 235 45.8%
Female 278 54.2%
Under 18 101 19.7%
18+ 412 80.3%
65+ 138 26.9%
Median Age 49.9
Average Family Size 2.81
White 496 96.7%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.4%
Other 13 2.5%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 56 10.9%

Estimated Jayton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 472
Growth -41
Growth % -8%

Jayton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.8%
US/American 21%
English 21%
German 11.3%
Irish 4.8%
British 4.1%
Scotch-Irish 3.1%
Norwegian 2.1%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
Italian 1%
Dutch 0.7%
Welsh 0.7%
Scottish 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Jayton 513 $39,375
Aspermont 1,021 $31,172
Spur 1,088 $32,772

Jayton Public Libraries

Kent County Library
156 W 4TH ST
Jayton, Texas
(806) 237-3287

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Jayton High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 135 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.6

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