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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

46,804
9.6
1,021.3
994.3
682–1,608
32.94
34.7
93.0
22,113
3.1
$155,865,173
$43,667
$8,031,846,921
$763,104,676

map of Burnet County
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Physical Features: Scenic Hill Country county with Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake, Lake Lyndon B. Johnson, Lake Travis, Lake Marble Falls; caves; sandy, red, black waxy soils; cedars, other trees.

Economy: Tourism, stone processing, hunting leases.

locator map for Burnet County

History: Tonkawas, Lipan Apaches. Comanches raided in area. Frontier settlers arrived in the late 1840s. County created from Bell, Travis, Williamson counties, 1852; organized 1854; named for David G. Burnet, provisional president of the Republic.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 73.4; Black, 2.0; Hispanic, 22.5; Asian, 0.7; Other, 1.3; Two or more races, 1.4.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 454; deaths, 528; marriages, 258; divorces, 186.

Recreation: Water sports on lakes; sites of historic forts; hunting; state parks; wildflowers; birding, scenic train ride.

Minerals: Granite, limestone.

Agriculture: Cattle, goats, grapes, hay. Market value $14.7 million. Deer, wild hog, and turkey hunting leases.

BURNET (6,429) county seat; tourism, government/services, varied industries, ranching; hospital; museums; vineyards; Bluebonnet festival in April.

MARBLE FALLS (6,717) tourism, retail, manufacturing; granite, limestone quarries; August drag boat race.

Other towns include: Bertram (1,430) Oatmeal festival on Labor Day; Briggs (172); Cottonwood Shores (1,245); Granite Shoals (5,057); Highland Haven (480); Meadowlakes (1,834); Spicewood (4,000). Also, part of Horseshoe Bay (3,758).

Marble Falls
Marble Falls. Photo by Larry D. Moore (CC).