Karnes County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2021:14,754More data
Census 2020:14,710More data
Census 2010:14,824More data
Census 2000:15,446More data
Population of the County Seat (Karnes City)
Census 2020:3,111 
Census 2010:3,042 
Census 2000:3,457 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN KARNES COUNTY - 2021 Estimates (Census Bureau)
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:544More data
Karnes City city:3,270More data
Kenedy city:3,626More data
Runge town:963More data
GENERAL INFORMATION
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:747.8More data
Water Area:5.8More data
Total Area:753.6More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:19.67More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:61.61More data
Percent Rural:38.39More data
DEMOGRAPHICS
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:57.3%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:88.1%More data
Percent African American Alone:8.9%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.2%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.6%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.0%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.1%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:33.4%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:8.0%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:21.7%More data
65 and Older:14.2%More data
85 and Older:1.8%More data
Median Age:35.5More data
Income
Per Capita Income - 2020 (BEA):$61,330More data
Total Personal Income - 2020 (BEA):$954,414,000More data
Median Household Income - 2020 (Census Bureau):$56,006More data
Poverty - 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:17.5%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:22.9%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2016-2020 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:75.7% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:15.9% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$60,227More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$59,138 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$59,685 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$55,016 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$50,274 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2021:5.2More data
Unemployment Rate - 2020:6.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:2.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:2.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.5 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.376243More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$6,780,000,063More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$5,471,053,069More data
Total Actual Levy:$20,584,454More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2021:$3,732,027More data
CY 2020:$4,534,682 
CY 2019:$6,229,514 
CY 2018:$5,753,669 
CY 2017:$4,729,534 
ROAD INVENTORY WITHIN KARNES COUNTY (TXDOT)
Centerline Miles - 2020
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:27.369More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:94.013More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:214.904More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:336.286More data
City Streets:76.224More data
Certified County Roads:547.956More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:624.180More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:960.466More data
Lane Miles - 2020
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:79.208More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:197.634More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:431.696More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:708.538More data
City Streets:152.448More data
Certified County Roads:1,095.912More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,248.360More data
County Total:1,956.898More data
LINKS TO ADDITIONAL DATA
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2020»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2020»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Karnes County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
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.