Community Profile





State of Texas, county of Montague, city of Saint Jo.  Approximately 20 miles west of Gainesville, Texas on highway 82.   Within one and a half hours Northwest of Dallas/Fort Worth and 60 miles east of Wichita Falls, Texas.



The estimated population of Saint Jo was 1,043 in 2012.   The county-wide population was 19,565 in 2012.


2015 Taxes  (per/100)                                   

City property tax:               $0.6856

School taxes:                     $1.23

Montague County taxes:   $0.36


City Government


Type: City Council

Number on council: 5

Municipal police: 3 officers

Firefighters:  20 volunteer




Electricity - Power lines are maintained by Texas-New Mexico Power Company;

Natural gas is provided by Atmos Energy;

Water - City of Saint Jo, 940-995-2337.

Telephone and high speed internet service are provided by CenturyLink.  

Cable television and cable modem (high speed internet) are provided by Nortex Communications;


The Saint Jo water rate is $10.25/per 1000 gallons and the sewer rate is $19.00/per 1000 gallons.  The garbage collection is $14.31 for residential and $16.91 for commercial for one bin.  A 3 yard dumpster is also available.





Saint Jo ISD - Pre-K - 12.  Saint Jo High School, grades 7th - 12th and Saint Jo Elementary, grades Pre-K - 6th.  Saint Jo is a class A school.  Saint Jo has a 9/1 student/teacher ratio.  The High School and gym were completed in 1994.  An addition to the elementary was completed in 1998.  A new monolithic dome style gym and field house was completed in the fall 2006.   The dome also serves as a storm shelter in an emergency.


Saint Jo is proud of the fact that its students are able to benefit from an educational program that is very rich for a small community.  our school offers a breadth and depth of curriculum that is comparable with that of communities several times our size.  Each year a  high percentage of students participate in University Interscholastic League competition in both Elementary and High School.  We offer a diversified sports program for both men and women.  A remarkable number of graduating seniors receive scholarships for advanced education.   Visit the Saint Jo school website at


Colleges within commuting distance: 

Cooke County Community College, Gainesville, Bowie & Corinth

University of North Texas and Texas Woman's University, Denton

Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls




Saint Jo Clinic, on the downtown square

Muenster Memorial Hospital,  9 miles east

Nocona Memorial Hospital, 14 miles west

Gainesville Memorial Hospital, 20 miles east

Larger Dallas/Ft. Worth hospitals only 80 miles south


Cactus Clinic, local Veterinarian office




Saint Jo has one large park with a community playground and covered picnic areas, baseball and T-ball fields, and a sand volleyball court.  There are 4 golf courses within 20 miles of Saint Jo.  There are 3 lakes within 30 miles of Saint Jo.  Site seeing, hunting, fishing, camping, swimming, bike riding, motocross and four-wheeling.  Click here to see the Things to Do page.


Newspaper and Public Library


Saint Jo Tribune, published weekly, established in 1898, oldest newspaper in Montague County

Drawer 160

Saint Jo, 76265




Saint Jo Public Library

Located on the square. Open Tues. & Sat. 9am-12noon and Thurs. 3pm-6pm. 940-995-0008.





Saint Jo has 6 active churches:


Church of Christ

First Assembly of God,

First Baptist Church,

First United Methodist Church

Friendship Church,

Landmark Missionary Baptist Church


Places to Rent

Saint Jo Chamber Building

On the downtown square, available to rent for reunions, birthday parties, baby showers etc.  Cost is $50 day, $30 half day and a $20 deposit for cleaning. Call Maurine Cain at 903-821-6257 to rent the building.


Saint Jo Civic Center

On the downtown square, available to rent for reunions, birthday parties, baby showers etc.  Cost is $40 day, $25 half day.  Call Quinton Conyers at 940-995-2521 or Gerald Boyd at 940-995-2659.


Clubs and Organizations

Saint Jo Century Club

The Century Club meets the first Thursday of months September through May.  The meetings are at 7:00pm in the Chamber Building on the square.  For more information, please contact Dianne LeClair 940-995-2464.

Saint Jo Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber meets the last Monday of every month at noon, in the Chamber Building on the square.  Lunch is served.  For additional information please call the Chamber at 940-995-2337. 

Saint Jo Historical Preservation Society

The Historical Society was formed to promote an appreciation of the history and heritage of Saint Jo.  This society appoints members to the Historic Preservation Advisory Board of the City of Saint Jo and works on several projects throughout the year.  For questions or additional information please contact Donna Howell-Sickles at 940-995-9447.  

Lions Club

Local service organization that helps the community.  The Lions Club meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at noon at First United Methodist Church.  For questions or additional information please contact Sharon Coleman at 940-995-2439.

Saint Jo Riding Club

The Riding Club meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Rodeo Arena or the Civic Center depending on the weather.  Membership dues are $5.00 a year.  Please contact Rodeo President Randall Flusche for additional information.

Saint Jo Youth League

Sponsors fall football, summer baseball and spring soccer teams.  Check the paper for sign up times.  For additional information please contact Mitch Brockman, Christy Bennett or Debbie Poyner.




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