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 2017:15,187More data
Estimate 2016:15,264 
Estimate 2015:15,247 
Estimate 2014:14,833 
Estimate 2013:14,722 
Estimate 2012:14,848 
Estimate 2011:14,947 
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:654More data
Karnes City city:3,299More data
Kenedy city:3,337More data
Runge town:1,092More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:747.6More data
Water Area:6.0More data
Total Area:753.6More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:19.83More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:61.61More data
Percent Rural:38.39More data
Ethnicity - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:54.0%More data
Race - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:88.3%More data
Percent African American Alone:9.4%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.0%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.4%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.0%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:0.8%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:36.4%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:8.6%More data
Age - 2017 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:20.8%More data
65 and Older:14.2%More data
85 and Older:2.0%More data
Median Age:35.7More data
Per Capita Income - 2017 (BEA):$44,986More data
Total Personal Income - 2017 (BEA):$683,202,000More data
Median Household Income - 2017 (Census Bureau):$48,708More data
Poverty - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:22.1%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:25.8%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:76.5% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:12.3% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$50,265More data
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$50,606 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$51,765 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$46,750 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$40,511 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.5More data
Unemployment Rate - 2016:4.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:3.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:5.4 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2017
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.294365More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$7,089,126,533More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$5,916,277,226More data
Total Actual Levy:$17,415,449More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2017:$4,729,534More data
CY 2016:$4,696,610 
CY 2015:$8,451,237 
CY 2014:$9,640,929 
CY 2013:$9,248,265 
Centerline Miles - 2016
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:27.392More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:94.589More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:215.276More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:337.257More data
City Streets:76.224More data
Certified County Roads:544.204More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:620.428More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:957.685More data
Lane Miles - 2016
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:71.722More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:191.922More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:432.342More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:695.986More data
City Streets:152.448More data
Certified County Roads:1,088.408More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,240.856More data
County Total:1,936.842More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2016»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Karnes County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Karnes County Narrative Profile»
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.