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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

11,702
11.5
713.4
709.3
741–1,900
34.87
34.8
92.8
6,211
2.6
$37,337,781
$48,978
$5,394,850,217
$74,816,082

map of Blanco County
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Physical Features: Hill Country county; Blanco, Pedernales rivers; cedars, pecans, live oaks, other trees.

Economy: Tourism, agribusiness/wholesale nursery, ranch supplies, hunting/fishing.

locator map for Blanco County

History: Lipan Apache area. Comanches were present when Anglo-Americans settled in the 1850s. County created in 1858 from Burnet, Comal, Gillespie, Hays counties, organized the same year; named for the Blanco (white) River.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent), Anglo, 76.4; Black, 1.6; Hispanic, 19.8; Asian, 1.1; Other, 1.4; Two or more races, 1.5.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 96; deaths, 122; marriages, 77; divorces, 25.

Recreation: President Lyndon B. Johnson’s boyhood home, Blanco State Park and Pedernales Falls State Park, Saur-Beckmann living history farm; hunting, fishing; bike ride in March; scenic drives, wineries/vineyards.

Minerals: Insignificant.

Agriculture: Cow-calf operation, stocker cattle; sheep, goats; hay, vegetables,  peaches, grapes, pecans, greenhouse nurseries; limited irrigation. Market value $17 million.

JOHNSON CITY (2,041) county seat; tourism, electric co-op; art galleries, livestock center.

BLANCO (2,079) tourism, old courthouse, Pioneer museum, nature trail; lavender festival in June.

Other towns include: Hye (72) and Round Mountain (180).

Blanco County Courthouse
The Blanco County Courthouse in Johnson City. Photo by Ron Billings/Texas A&M Forest Service.