Karnes City, Texas

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Karnes City is a city in Karnes County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,457 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Karnes County[3]. The town was named after Henry Karnes of the Texas Revolution.[4] Karnes is some twenty-five miles south of Floresville on U.S. Highway 181.



In 1893, the county seat was moved from Helena to Karnes City.


Karnes City is located at 28°53′N 97°54′W / 28.883°N 97.9°W / 28.883; -97.9 (28.8882, -97.9013)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²) all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,457 people, 1,007 households, and 720 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,627.6 people per square mile (629.6/km²). There were 1,180 housing units at an average density of 555.6/sq mi (214.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 71.13% White, 5.67% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 19.47% from other races, and 2.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 63.87% of the population.

There were 1,007 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 19.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.37. K

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