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Population
Change fm 2010
Area (sq.mi.)
Land area(sq.mi.)
Altitude (ft.)
Rainfall (in.)
Jan. avg. min.
July avg. max.
Civilian labor
Unemployed
Wages
Per Capita Inc.
Prop. Value
Retail Sales

51,504
3.8
1,107.3
1,103.3
1,400–2,420
32.05
33.8
92.2
20,963
3.3
$166,995,690
$45,770
$6,641,887,130
$887,162,880

map of Kerr County
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Physical Features: Picturesque, hills, spring-fed streams; dams, lakes on Guadalupe River.

Economy: Tourism, medical services, agribusiness, hunting leases.

locator map for Kerr County

History: Lipan Apaches, Kiowas and Comanches in area. Anglo-American settlers arrived in the late 1840s. County created in 1856 from Bexar County; organized the same year; named for a member of Austin’s Colony, James Kerr.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 69.4; Black, 1.9; Hispanic, 26.6; Asian, 1.0; Other, 1.3; Two or more races, 1.7.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 545; deaths, 774; marriages, 311; divorces, 194.

Recreation: Youth camps, dude ranches, park, Cailloux and Point theaters, wildlife management area, Cowboy Artists Museum, Kerrville Folk Festival in May/June.

Minerals: none.

Agriculture: Cattle, hay, goats and horses; deer (second in numbers as livestock). Market value $10.8 million. Hunting leases important.

KERRVILLE (23,610) county seat; tourist center, youth camps, agribusiness, aircraft and parts, varied manufacturing; Schreiner University; state hospital, veterans hospital, private hospital; retirement center; retail trade; state arts, crafts show in May.

Other towns include: Camp Verde (41); Center Point (800); Hunt (708) youth camps, hospital; Ingram (1,821) camps, cabins; Mountain Home (96).

a deliver truck in the Hill Country south of Kerrville

A delivery truck in the Hill Country south of Kerrville. Photo by Robert Plocheck.