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Kinney County

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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

3,590
– 0.2
1,365.1
1,360.1
790–2,080
23.56
38.8
93.9
1,148
5.1
$8,411,316
$31,117
$1,582,376,026
$8,789,284

map of Kinney County
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Physical Features: Hilly, broken by Rio Grande tributaries; Anacacho Mountains; Nueces Canyon.

Economy: Agribusiness, government/services, hunting leases, wind farm, gas pipelines.

locator map for Kinney County

History: Coahuiltecans in the area, later Apaches and Comanches arrived. Spanish Franciscans established settlement in the late 1700s. English empresarios John Beales and James Grant established English-speaking colony in 1834. Black Seminoles served as army scouts in the 1870s. County created from Bexar County in 1850; organized in 1874; named for H.L. Kinney, founder of Corpus Christi.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 38.3; Black, 2.1; Hispanic, 58.3; Asian, 0.4; Other, 1.6; Two or more races, 1.8.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 25; deaths, 42; marriages, 20; divorces, 0.

Recreation: Hunting; old Fort Clark Springs; state park; Seminole Indian cemetery; Cinco de Mayo, Juneteenth.

Minerals: Not significant.

Agriculture: Cattle, sheep, goats, hay, sorghum, cotton, corn oats, wheat, pecans. Market value $4.7 million. Hunting important.

BRACKETTVILLE (1,734) county seat; agriculture, tourism; museum.

Other towns include: Fort Clark Springs (1,252); Spofford (108).

Kinney County Courthouse in Brackettville

The Kinney County Courthouse in Brackettville. Photo by Robert Plocheck.

 

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