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Kerrville is a city in
The population was 20,425 at the
2000 census. In 2009, the
population was 22,826.
Kerrville is named after
James Kerr, a major in the
Texas Revolution, and friend of
Joshua Brown, who settled in the
area to start a shingle-making camp.
Being nestled in the hills of
Texas Hill Country, Kerrville is
best known for its beautiful parks that line the
Guadalupe River - which runs
directly through the city, its nearby youth summer camps, hunting
ranches, and RV parks. It's also the home of Texas' Official State
Arts & Crafts Fair, the
Kerrville Folk Festival,
H-E-B Grocery Stores, Mooney
James Avery Jewelry, Kerrville Bus Company,
Schreiner University. The
Museum of Western Art (founded
1983) features the work of living artists specializing in the themes
Kerrville is located at
/ 30.04639; -99.14056.
This is 58 miles (93 km) northwest of
San Antonio and 85 miles (137 km)
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the
city has a total area of 67 km km2 (16.9 sq mi). 16.7
square miles (43 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles
(0.52 km2) of it (1.36%) is water.
As of the
of 2000, there were 20,425 people, 8,563 households, and
5,411 families residing in the city. The
population density was
1,222.5 people per square mile (471.9/km2).
There were 9,477 housing units at an average density of
567.2 per square mile (219.0/km2). The racial
makeup of the city was 85.89%
African American, 0.55%
Native American, 0.57%
Pacific Islander, 8.20%
other races, and 1.73%
from two or more races.
Latino of any race were
22.73% of the population.
There were 8,563 households out of which 8.9% had
children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8%
married couples living
together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband
present, and 36.8% were non-families. 33.1% of all
households were made up of individuals and 19.4% had
someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.21 and the average
family size was 2.79.
In the city the population was
spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18
to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and
29.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age
was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 87 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.0
The median income for a household
in the city was $32,085, and the median income for a
family was $38,979. Males had a median income of $27,555
versus $19,923 for females. The
per capita income for
the city was $20,193. About 11.7% of families and 15.6%
of the population were below the
poverty line, including
25.8% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or
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