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Encyclopedia > Karnes County, Texas

Karnes County is a county located in the 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. Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Karnes City is a city located in Karnes County, Texas. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The Texas Revolution was a war fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Tejas portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. ...

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Image File history File links Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,952 km² (754 mi²). 1,943 km² (750 mi²) of it is land and 8 km² (3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.43% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile (symbol sq. ...


Adjacent counties

Gonzales County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... DeWitt County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Goliad County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Bee County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Live Oak County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Atascosa County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Wilson County is a county located in the state of Texas. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 15,446 people, 4,454 households, and 3,246 families residing in the county. The population density is 8/km² (21/mi²). There are 5,479 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (7/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 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 are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 4,454 households out of which 34.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.60% are married couples living together, 13.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.10% are non-families. 24.40% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.66 and the average family size is 3.15. Marriage may be a relationship and bond between individuals (termed spouses -- two male or female or in traditional monogamous relationships -- a male spouse is a husband and a female spouse, a wife) that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county, the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 146.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 162.50 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $26,526, and the median income for a family is $30,565. Males have a median income of $27,260 versus $19,367 for females. The per capita income for the county is $13,603. 21.90% of the population and 18.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 29.10% of those under the age of 18 and 20.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Falls City is a city located in Karnes County, Texas. ... Karnes City is a city located in Karnes County, Texas. ... Kenedy is a city located in Karnes County, Texas. ... Runge is a town located in Karnes County, Texas. ...

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Handbook of Texas Online: (2499 words)
It is bounded on the north by Wilson County, on the east by Gonzales and DeWitt counties, on the south by Goliad and Bee counties, and on the west by Atascosa and Live Oak counties.
The central and southern portions of the county are drained by the San Antonio River, the northern portion by Cibolo and Ecleto creeks.
In 1906 Karnes County farmers produced 24,282 bales of cotton, in 1916 30,688 bales, and in 1926 42,400 bales.
Karnes County, Texas - definition of Karnes County, Texas in Encyclopedia (394 words)
Karnes County is a county located in the state of Texas.
Karnes County is named for Henry Wax Karnes, a soldier in the Texas Revolution.
In the county, the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older.
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