Karnes County, Texas

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Karnes County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2000, the population was 15,446. Its county seat is Karnes City[1]. Karnes County is named for Henry Karnes, a soldier in the Texas Revolution.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 754 square miles (1,952 km²), of which 750 square miles (1,943 km²) is land and 3 square miles (8 km²) (0.43%) is water.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 15,446 people, 4,454 households, and 3,246 families residing in the county. The population density was 21 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 5,479 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 68.55% White, 10.79% Black or African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 17.23% from other races, and 2.26% from two or more races. 47.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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