Karnes County, Texas Population 2024

15,080

Karnes County, Texas's estimated 2024 population is 15,080 with a growth rate of 0.82% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Karnes County, Texas is the 139th largest county in Texas. The 2010 population was 14,886 and has seen a growth of 1.3% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202915,6901220.78%
202815,5681220.79%
202715,4461220.8%
202615,3241220.8%
202515,2021220.81%
202415,0801220.82%
202314,9581220.82%
202214,8361220.83%
202114,714-49-0.33%
202014,763-593-3.86%
201915,356-359-2.28%
201815,7151250.8%
201715,590770.5%
201615,5131060.69%
201515,4075003.35%
201414,9071781.21%
201314,729-128-0.86%
201214,857-98-0.66%
201114,955690.46%
201014,886
199012,455-1,138-8.37%
198013,5931310.97%
197013,462-1,533-10.22%
196014,995-2,144-12.51%
195017,139-2,109-10.96%
194019,248-4,068-17.45%
193023,3164,26722.4%
192019,0494,10727.49%
191014,9426,26172.12%
19008,6815,044138.69%
18903,63736711.22%
18803,2701,56591.79%
18701,705-466-21.46%
18602,171-13,519-86.16%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.82% (122)
County Website
Karnes County
State
Texas
County Seat
2020 Population
14,763
Area
748 mi²
Density
20 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
2.15% (317)
Founded
February 4, 1854

Karnes County, Texas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,70665.56%
Two or more races3,08120.81%
Black or African American9656.52%
Other race8245.57%
Asian1611.09%
Native American640.43%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander40.03%
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Karnes County, Texas Population by Race

Karnes County, Texas Population Pyramid 2024

Karnes County, Texas Median Age

35.6

Total

35.3

Male

35.8

Female

Karnes County, Texas Adults

There are 11,757 adults, (2,136 of whom are seniors) in Karnes County, Texas.

Karnes County, Texas Age Dependency

53.9

Age Dependency Ratio

22.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Karnes County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female6,10041.2%
Male8,70558.8%

Karnes County, Texas Population by Age

Karnes County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,3592.5567.532.5
Married2,0313.2383.216.8
Non Family1,3601.1664.835.2
Female8283.1428.571.5
Male1402.7197.92.1
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3.04

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

67.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Karnes County, Texas Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Karnes County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Karnes County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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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 native american people with a rate of 32.76%.

Karnes County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,564

Average Earnings

$39,675

Average Male

$29,050

Average Female

Karnes County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Karnes County, Texas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Karnes County, Texas Language

71.98% of Karnes County, Texas residents speak only English, while 28.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 25.25% of the population.

Karnes County, Texas Language

Karnes County, Texas Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic6,6432,03430.62%
Multiple1,95131015.89%
White4,0072345.84%
Other78216320.84%
Black2077234.78%
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21%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.62%

Male Poverty Rate

26.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Karnes County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Karnes County, Texas is Black, with 34.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Karnes County, Texas is White, with 5.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.84%.

Karnes County, Texas Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.76%
High School18.26%
Some College6%
Bachelors or Greater3.13%
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Karnes County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed13.13%
Male Employed8.41%
Female Unemployed7.41%
Male Unemployed0.81%
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Karnes County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Karnes County, Texas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Karnes County, Texas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.0%

Male Marriage Rate

44.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Karnes County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Karnes County, Texas 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 55-64.

Karnes County, Texas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Karnes County, Texas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

592

Number of Veterans

527

Male Veterans

65

Female Veterans

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Karnes County, Texas Veterans by War

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Karnes County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Karnes County, Texas Veterans by Race

Karnes County, Texas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Karnes County, Texas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

43%

Labor Force Participation

40.7%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Karnes County, Texas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Karnes County, Texas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Karnes County, Texas 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

81.34%

Born in Karnes County, Texas

91.7%

Native Born

8.3%

Foreign Born

6.27%

Non Citizen

2.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.7% of Karnes County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 81.34% having been born in Texas. 6.27% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Karnes County, Texas Place of Birth

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