Karnes City, Texas Population 2024

3,111

Karnes City is a city located in Atascosa County, Karnes County, and Live Oak County Texas. Karnes City has a 2024 population of 3,111. It is also the county seat of Karnes County. Karnes City is currently declining at a rate of 0% annually and its population has decreased by -0.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,113 in 2020.

The average household income in Karnes City is $81,873 with a poverty rate of 27.4%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Karnes City is 34.9 years, 32.8 years for males, and 36 years for females.

Karnes City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Karnes City was:

  • White: 58.51%
  • Two or more races: 24.34%
  • Other race: 10.5%
  • Black or African American: 6.45%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Texas
Land Area (mi²)
2.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,342.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.06% (-2)
The current population of Karnes City, Texas is 3,111 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,113.

Karnes City, Texas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,82258.51%
Two or more races75824.34%
Other race32710.5%
Black or African American2016.45%
Native American60.19%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Karnes City Population by Race

Karnes City Population Pyramid 2024

Karnes City Median Age

34.9

Total

32.8

Male

36

Female

Karnes City Adults

There are 2,574 adults, (351 of whom are seniors) in Karnes City.

Karnes City Age Dependency

40.1

Age Dependency Ratio

15.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Karnes City Sex Ratio

Female1,23839.76%
Male1,87660.24%

Karnes City Population by Age

Karnes City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8122.4371.128.9
Non Family3391.35644
Married2983.1886.613.4
Female1133.3861.938.1
Male623.2695.24.8

3.18

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

71.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Karnes City Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade31914.68%
9th to 12th Grade45320.85%
High School Graduate69231.85%
Some College36716.89%
Associates Degree723.31%
Bachelors Degree1979.07%
Graduate Degree733.36%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Karnes City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Karnes City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic1,46081484
2+ Races57339819
White480422150
Other Race2321084
Black17112434
Native American660

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 31.25%.

Karnes City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$33,465$39,864$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$33,971$0
High School Graduate$21,705$30,417$17,337
Some College$56,345$56,610$50,000
Bachelors Degree$0$131,442$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$33,465

Average Earnings

$39,864

Average Male

$0

Average Female

Karnes City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Karnes City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Karnes City Language

58.81% of Karnes City residents speak only English, while 41.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 38.65% of the population.

Karnes City Language

Karnes City Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,49448032.13%
Multiple49514228.69%
White5078917.55%
Other317113.47%
Black6722.99%

27.4%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.16%

Male Poverty Rate

27.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Karnes City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Karnes City is Hispanic, with 32.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Karnes City is Black, with 2.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 14.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 51.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.34%.

Karnes City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.05%
High School27.11%
Bachelors or Greater4.82%
Some College3.67%

Karnes City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed33.33%
Male Unemployed28.57%
Female Employed23.61%
Male Employed21.1%

Karnes City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Karnes City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$57,311$81,873
Families$78,063$102,056
Married Families$102,000$-999,999,999
Non Families$42,750$52,608

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Karnes City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

29.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

26.0%

Male Marriage Rate

34.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Karnes City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Karnes City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Karnes City Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Karnes City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

112

Number of Veterans

106

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam68
Second Gulf War31
Korea20
First Gulf War12
World War II0

Karnes City Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+56
55 to 6423
65 to 7421
35 to 5412
18 to 340

Karnes City Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White644.51%
2+ Races395.61%
Hispanic321.85%
Other Race93.36%

Karnes City Veterans by Race

Karnes City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Karnes City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

42.3%

Labor Force Participation

41.8%

Employment Rate

1.2%

Unemployment Rate

Karnes City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Karnes City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Karnes City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

69.62%

Born in Karnes City

77.97%

Native Born

22.03%

Foreign Born

19.4%

Non Citizen

2.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

77.97% of Karnes City residents were born in the United States, with 69.62% having been born in Texas. 19.4% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Karnes City Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,108-1-0.03%
20283,10900%
20273,109-1-0.03%
20263,11000%
20253,110-1-0.03%
20243,11100%
20233,111-1-0.03%
20223,112110.35%
20213,101-12-0.39%
20203,113-266-7.87%
20193,379-29-0.85%
20183,40870.21%
20173,401120.35%
20163,389-1-0.03%
20153,390802.42%
20143,310882.73%
20133,222652.06%
20123,157622%
20113,095190.62%
20103,076-381-11.02%
20003,45754118.55%
19902,916-380-11.53%
19803,29637012.65%
19702,9262338.65%
19602,6931054.06%
19502,58800%
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Karnes City Population by Year