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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

21,210
9.9
965.9
934.0
825–2,000
27.70
32.2
97.7
8,278
3.7
$44,844,968
$45,385
$6,556,260,459
$153,867,104

map of Llano County
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Physical Features: Central county drains to Colorado, Llano rivers; rolling to hilly; Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake, Lake Lyndon B. Johnson.

Economy: Tourism, retirement, ranch trading center, vineyards.

locator map for Llano County

History: Tonkawas, later Comanches. Anglo-American and German settlers arrived in the 1840s. County name is Spanish for plains; created and organized in 1856 from Bexar District and Gillespie County.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 86.1; Black, 1.2; Hispanic, 10.7; Asian, 0.6; Other, 1.0; Two or more races, 1.3.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 178; deaths, 311; marriages, 104; divorces, 64.

Recreation: Leading deer-hunting county; fishing, lake activities, major tourist area, Enchanted Rock, eagles' nest on Highway 29, bluebonnet festival, Hill Country Wine Trail in spring.

Minerals: Granite, vermiculite, llanite.

Agriculture: Beef cattle, sheep, goats. Market value $13.8 million. Deer-hunting, wildlife leases.

LLANO (3,301) county seat; agriculture, hunting, tourism; hospital; historic district; museum; Texas gold panning championship in September.

Kingsland (6,638) tourism, retirement community, recreation, vineyards; library; archaeological center; AquaBoom on July 4.

Other towns include: Bluffton (75); Buchanan Dam (1,523) hydroelectric industry, tourism, fishing, water sports; Castell (72); Horseshoe Bay (3,758, partly in Burnet County); Sunrise Beach (732); Tow (305); Valley Spring (50).

Llano County Courthouse

The Llano County Courthouse. Photo by Robert Plocheck.