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Karnes City, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Karnes City had a population of 3,203 as of July 1, 2019. Karnes City ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Karnes City is located at latitude 28.885 and longitude -97.9008 in Karnes County. The formal boundaries for the City of Karnes City encompass a land area of 2.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Karnes County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 430 feet.

The City of Karnes City (GNIS ID: 2410165) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Karnes City is located within Karnes City Division of Karnes County.


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Karnes City, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Karnes City, TX Housing Affordability Index is 236
State of Texas Housing Affordability Index is 132
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Karnes City, TX Wealth Index is 93
State of Texas Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 3,203
Population in Households 3,018
Population in Familes 2,541
Population in Group Qrtrs 185
Population Density 1,417
Diversity Index1 71
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,147
Average Household Income $73,357
Per Capita Income $26,536
Wealth Index3 93

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,218 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 770 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 259 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 189 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $89,385
Housing Affordability Index2 236
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,029
Average Household Size 2.93
Family Households 701
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.56% 0.71%
Households 0.66% 0.65%
Families 0.77% 0.65%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   2.11%

Karnes City, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Karnes City to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 548 69th
Population Density # 484 72nd
Diversity Index # 273 84th
Median Household Income # 1161 34th
Per Capita Income # 718 59th

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