According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.1 square miles (16Square kilometers), of which, 6.1 square miles (16Square kilometers) of it is land and 0.16% is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 2,029 people, 744 households, and 520 families residing in the city. The population density was 331.8 people per square mile (128.2Square kilometers). There were 853 housing units at an average density of 139.5Square meters (53.9Square kilometers). Shepherd is a city in San Jacinto County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,029 at the 2000 census. The Cox Radio Tower, one of the tallest constructions in the USA, is located near Shepherd.