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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

47,431
42.1
663.0
662.5
1,000–2,080
38.10
35.4
92.5
21,397
5.9
$238,482,814
$84,270
$8,272,200,347
$1,338,093,514

Map of Kendall County
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Physical Features: Hill Country, plateau, with spring-fed streams; caves; scenic drives.

Economy: Government/services, agribusiness, commuters to San Antonio, tourism, retirement area, some manufacturing.

locator map for Kendall County

History: Lipan Apaches, Kiowas, and Comanches in area when German settlers arrived in the 1840s. County created and organized from Blanco and Kerr counties in 1862; named for pioneer journalist-sheepman and early contributor to the Texas Almanac, George W. Kendall.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 71.3; Black, 1.4; Hispanic, 24.6; Asian, 1.4; Other, 0.8; Two or more races, 1.8.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 377; deaths, 377; marriages, 472; divorces, 21.

Recreation: Hunting, fishing, exotic wildlife; Cascade Cavern, Cave Without a Name, Old Tunnel State Park, Guadalupe River State Park; historic sites.

Minerals: Limestone rock, caliche.

Agriculture: Cattle, goats, sheep, hay. Market value $12.4 million. Cedar posts, firewood sold.

BOERNE (16,892) county seat; tourism, antiques, some manufacturing, ranching, commuting to San Antonio; library; Christmas in Comfort on Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Other towns include: Comfort (2,953) tourism, farming and ranching, manufacturing, Civil War monument honoring Unionists, library, museum, mountain bike trail; Kendalia (149); Sisterdale (110); Waring (73). Part of Fair Oaks Ranch (9,182).

Guadalupe River near Waring

The Guadalupe River near Waring. Photo by Robert Plocheck.