Jourdanton ( JUR-dən-tən) is a city in and the county seat of Atascosa County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,871 at the 2010 census. It is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Mayor is Robert “Doc” Williams. The City Manager is Lamar Schulz. The Police Chief is Eric Kaiser. The Volunteer Fire Chief is Roland Jimenez. Jourdanton was founded in 1909 and was named after founder Jourdan Campbell. The county seat was moved from Pleasanton to Jourdanton in 1910.
Jourdanton is located near the center of Atascosa County at 28°55′18″N 98°32′47″W (28.921530, -98.546440), about 37 miles (60 km) south of downtown San Antonio. At the center of the city is the intersection of Texas State Highways 16 and 97. Highway 16 leads north to San Antonio and south 165 miles (266 km) to Zapata near the Mexican border. Highway 97 leads northeast 4 miles (6 km) to Pleasanton and 28 miles (45 km) to Floresville, and southwest 67 miles (108 km) to Cotulla.
At the 2010 census there were 3,871 people, 1,187 households, and 923 families living in the city. The population density was 1,071.1 people per square mile (414.1/km2). There were 1,353 housing units at an average density of 388.3 per square mile (150.1/km2).
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