- Karnes City, Texas
official_name = Karnes City, Texas
mapsize1 = 250px
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 5.5
area_land_km2 = 5.5
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 2.1
area_land_sq_mi = 2.1
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 3457
population_density_km2 = 628.4
population_density_sq_mi = 1627.6
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 131
elevation_ft = 430
latd = 28 |latm = 53 |lats = 18 |latNS = N
longd = 97 |longm = 54 |longs = 5 |longEW = W
Karnes City is a
cityin Karnes County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,457 at the 2000 census. It is the county seatof Karnes CountyGR|6. The town was named after Henry Karnesof the Texas Revolution.cite web|url=http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/KK/hgk1.html|title=The Handbook of Texas Online|publisher=Texas State Historical Association|author=Roberta M. Ziegler and Robert H. Thonhoff]
Karnes City is located at coor dms|28|53|18|N|97|54|5|W|city (28.888236, -97.901277)GR|1.
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
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 3,457 people, 1,007 households, and 720 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 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
In the city the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 11.5% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 16.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 122.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 130.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $25,156, and the median income for a family was $27,206. Males had a median income of $30,446 versus $18,261 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $12,243. About 23.1% of families and 27.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.6% of those under age 18 and 22.6% of those age 65 or over.
Karnes City is served by the
Karnes City Independent School District.
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