Blanco, Texas

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Blanco is a city in Blanco County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,505 at the 2000 census. The region Devil's Backbone is located nearby in Texas Hill Country.

Early in his career, the Texas firefighter Pat Barrett taught agricultural studies in Blanco.[3] Actress Shelley Duvall currently lives in Blanco, according to a recent article in the National Enquirer.



Blanco is located on the Blanco River at 30°05′58″N 98°25′20″W / 30.099535°N 98.422213°W / 30.099535; -98.422213.[4] This is about 45 miles (72 km) north of San Antonio and almost the same distance west of Austin.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.5 km2), of which 1.7 square miles (4.3 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km2) of it (2.91%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,505 people, 576 households, and 370 families residing in the city. The population density was 899.7 people per square mile (348.0/km2). There were 633 housing units at an average density of 378.4/sq mi (146.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 88.77% White, 1.20% African American, 1.33% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 7.31% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.72% of the population.

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