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Karnes County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Karnes County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded February 4, 1854
Seat Karnes City
Largest city Kenedy
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

754 sq mi (1,952 km²)
750 sq mi (1,943 km²)
3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.43%
 - (2000)
 - Density

21/sq mi (8/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Karnes County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 15,446. Its county seat is Karnes City6. Karnes County is named for Henry Wax Karnes, a soldier in the Texas Revolution.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,952 km² (754 sq mi). 1,943 km² (750 sq mi) of it is land and 8 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.43%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent counties Edit


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 15,446 people, 4,454 households, and 3,246 families residing in the county. The population density was 8/km² (21/sq mi). There were 5,479 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (7/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 68.55% White, 10.79% Black or African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 17.23% from other races, and 2.26% from two or more races. 47.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,454 households out of which 34.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.60% were married couples living together, 13.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.10% were non-families. 24.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the county, the population was spread out with 21.80% under the age of 18, 11.50% from 18 to 24, 34.20% from 25 to 44, 18.20% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 146.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 162.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,526, and the median income for a family was $30,565. Males had a median income of $27,260 versus $19,367 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,603. About 18.50% of families and 21.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.10% of those under age 18 and 20.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

Karnes courthouse

The Karnes County Courthouse in Karnes City

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 28°55′N 97°52′W / 28.91, -97.86

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