Kimble County

Kimble County, Texas

Kimble County, Texas

The Kimble County Library serves the City of Junction, the county seat. Photograph by Billy Hathorn.

Kimble County is located in southwest central Texas on the Edwards Plateau, bordered on the north by Menard County, on the east by Mason and Gillespie counties, on the south by Kerr and Edwards counties, and on the west by Sutton County. Its center lies at 30°29' north latitude and 99°46' west longitude. The county, which was named for Alamo defender George C. Kimbell, contains 1,274 square miles of broken, rolling plains with an altitude ranging from 1,400 to 2,400 feet above sea level. The majority of the county consists of shallow stony clay soils on the hills, sandy loam soils on the upland plains, and clay loam soils in the valleys and flood plains. The major watercourses are the Llano River and the east and west forks of the James River. The annual rainfall averages 22.33 inches, and the temperature ranges from an average low of 33° F in January to an average high of 97° in July. The growing season lasts 213 days. Live oak, shin oak, pecan, walnut, and cedar trees grow among the mesquite and sedge grasses that cover the county. Wildlife includes deer, javelinas, rabbits, roadrunners, mockingbirds, and rattlesnakes.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Place type

Kimble County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

1476 ft – 2460 ft

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Kimble County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Kimble County
Pop. Year Source
4,337 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Kimble County
People Year Source
1,715 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$43,309 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Kimble County
USD ($) Year Source
2,702,389,200 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Kimble County
USD ($) Year Source
107,149,889 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Kimble County
USD ($) Year Source
11,411,057 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
5.6 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
27.0 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
27.8 94.3 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Kimble County
Area (square miles) Year Source
1,251.0 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Kimble County
Area (square miles) Year Source
1,251.2 2019 United States Census Bureau