Karnes County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2019:15,601More data
Estimate 2018:15,660 
Estimate 2017:15,556 
Estimate 2016:15,494 
Estimate 2015:15,413 
Estimate 2014:14,910 
Estimate 2013:14,727 
Estimate 2012:14,859 
Estimate 2011:14,959 
Census 2010:14,824More data
Census 2000:15,446More data
Population of the County Seat (Karnes City)
Census 2010:3,042 
Census 2000:3,457 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Falls City city:689More data
Karnes City city:3,383More data
Kenedy city:3,353More data
Runge town:1,138More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:747.8More data
Water Area:5.8More data
Total Area:753.5More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:19.82More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:61.61More data
Percent Rural:38.39More data
Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:55.3%More data
Race - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:88.2%More data
Percent African American Alone:9.3%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.0%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.5%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.0%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.0%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:35.1%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:8.4%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:21.4%More data
65 and Older:14.1%More data
85 and Older:2.1%More data
Median Age:35.1More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$49,593More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$776,133,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$48,743More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:21.8%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:25.3%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:76.2% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:14.4% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$55,016More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$50,274 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$50,606 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$51,765 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$46,750 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:2.5More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:2.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:4.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.2 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.257092More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$8,291,532,840More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$7,107,159,572More data
Total Actual Levy:$18,271,939More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$6,229,514More data
CY 2018:$5,753,669 
CY 2017:$4,729,534 
CY 2016:$4,696,610 
CY 2015:$8,451,237 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:27.370More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:93.961More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:214.903More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:336.234More data
City Streets:76.224More data
Certified County Roads:547.093More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:623.317More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:959.551More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:69.882More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:190.682More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:431.694More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:692.258More data
City Streets:152.448More data
Certified County Roads:1,094.186More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,246.634More data
County Total:1,938.892More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2018»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Karnes County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Karnes County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Karnes County»

Special Districts in Karnes County.
School Districts in Karnes County.
History of City Tax Rates in Karnes County.

Airports in Karnes County.
Hospitals in Karnes County.
Prisons in Karnes County.