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Karnes County, Texas
Karnes County Texas Courthouse East Elevation 2018.jpg
The Karnes County Courthouse in Karnes City
Map of Texas highlighting Karnes County
Location in the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
FoundedFebruary 4, 1854
Named for Henry Karnes
Seat Karnes City
Largest city Kenedy
Area
 • Total754 sq mi (1,953 km2)
 • Land748 sq mi (1,937 km2)
 • Water6.0 sq mi (16 km2), 0.8%
Population
 • ( 2010)14,824
 • Density20/sq mi (8/km2)
Congressional district 15th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.co.karnes.tx.us

Karnes County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,824. [1] Its county seat is Karnes City. [2] The county is named for Henry Karnes, a soldier in the Texas Revolution. [3]

The former San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway passed through Karnes County in its connection linking San Antonio with Corpus Christi.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 754 square miles (1,950 km2), of which 748 square miles (1,940 km2) is land and 6.0 square miles (16 km2) (0.8%) is water. [4]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18602,171
18701,705−21.5%
18803,27091.8%
18903,63711.2%
19008,681138.7%
191014,94272.1%
192019,04927.5%
193023,31622.4%
194019,248−17.4%
195017,139−11.0%
196014,995−12.5%
197013,462−10.2%
198013,5931.0%
199012,455−8.4%
200015,44624.0%
201014,824−4.0%
Est. 201615,254 [5]2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]
1850–2010 [7] 2010–2014 [1]

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

Economy

Around 2008 ConocoPhillips drilled a well in Karnes County and struck oil, causing an economic boom. [9]

Communities

Cities

Town

Unincorporated communities

Ghost towns

Politics

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [10]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 70.6% 2,965 27.3% 1,145 2.1% 88
2012 67.5% 2,825 31.7% 1,325 0.8% 35
2008 60.4% 2,736 38.9% 1,760 0.7% 31
2004 66.6% 3,114 33.0% 1,543 0.3% 16
2000 61.2% 2,638 37.5% 1,617 1.2% 53
1996 43.1% 1,869 49.7% 2,154 7.2% 311
1992 42.3% 1,990 40.4% 1,897 17.3% 813
1988 48.3% 2,383 51.3% 2,529 0.4% 21
1984 62.8% 3,068 36.9% 1,802 0.3% 12
1980 53.6% 2,719 45.0% 2,284 1.4% 71
1976 35.5% 1,675 63.5% 2,996 1.0% 47
1972 59.6% 2,639 40.2% 1,780 0.2% 9
1968 31.2% 1,342 52.8% 2,271 16.0% 686
1964 23.8% 993 76.1% 3,178 0.1% 6
1960 37.4% 1,526 62.6% 2,556 0.1% 3
1956 51.6% 1,764 47.9% 1,636 0.5% 17
1952 55.7% 2,374 44.2% 1,884 0.1% 2
1948 19.9% 592 74.0% 2,198 6.1% 181
1944 24.2% 692 67.2% 1,920 8.5% 244
1940 23.9% 631 76.1% 2,010 0.0% 1
1936 15.2% 371 84.5% 2,067 0.4% 9
1932 7.0% 186 92.8% 2,458 0.2% 6
1928 44.8% 855 55.2% 1,052
1924 21.3% 531 69.2% 1,727 9.5% 238
1920 31.3% 484 41.5% 642 27.3% 422
1916 21.0% 238 78.3% 889 0.8% 9
1912 8.0% 66 85.7% 710 6.4% 53

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 12, 2011. Retrieved December 18, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 172.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  7. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  9. ^ MacCormack, John. " Shale play turns Karnes County around, but not without trouble." Houston Chronicle. February 23, 2013. Retrieved on March 2, 2013.
  10. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 11 April 2018.

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KARNES COUNTY TEXAS Latitude and Longitude:

28°55′N 97°52′W / 28.91°N 97.86°W / 28.91; -97.86