Karnes County TX Information


Karnes County Subdivisions

Karnes County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 15,566
Population in Households 12,920
Population in Familes 10,890
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,646
Population Density1 21
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 4,846
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 3,356
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,233 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,352 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,494 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,387 (22.3%)
Median Home Value $83,978
Average Home Value $136,657


Median Household Income $40,550
Average Household Income $58,279
Per Capita Income $21,050
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.78% 1.44%
Households 1.33% 1.53%
Families 1.23% 1.47%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   1.28%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Karnes County TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Karnes County to the other 254 counties and county equivalents in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 140 45th
Population Density1 # 135 47th
Diversity Index2 # 9 97th
Median Household Income # 190 26th
Per Capita Income # 193 24th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.