Burnet County

Burnet County, Texas

Burnet County, Texas

Grgeous Landscape of a rolling highway in the western part of Burnet County, Texas. Image by Billy Hathorn.

Burnet County in central Texas, is bordered by Lampasas, Bell, Williamson, Travis, Blanco, Llano, and San Saba counties. Burnet, the county seat, is at the intersection of U.S. Highway 281 and State Highway 29 and on the Austin Area Terminal Railroad, about fifty miles northwest of Austin and 150 miles southwest of Fort Worth. The county's center is about three miles northeast of Burnet at 30º47' north latitude and 98º11' west longitude. The county, situated on the northeastern edge of the Hill Country, comprises roughly 1,000 square miles of gentle to broken hills with elevations ranging from 700 to 1,700 feet above sea level. The terrain in the northwestern, western, and southern parts of the county is characterized by rolling hills with local deep and dense dissections; fertile plateaus and valleys are found in the eastern section, and rolling prairies dominate the north and northeast. The land is drained by the Colorado River, which forms most of the western county line before meandering across the southern part of the county; by the San Gabriel River, which rises in three forks in the northern and central parts of the county; and by the Lampasas River, which cuts across the northeastern corner. Wildlife in Burnet County includes deer, coyotes, bobcats, beaver, opossums, ring-tailed cats, foxes, raccoons, turkeys, badgers, weasels, skunks, and squirrels, as well as assorted birds, fish, and reptiles. Among the county's mineral resources are granite, limestone, industrial sand, and graphite. The average minimum temperature is 37° F in January, and the average maximum is 96° in July. The growing season averages 234 days annually, and the rainfall averages about thirty inches.

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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Burnet County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

682 ft – 1608 ft

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Burnet County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Burnet County
Pop. Year Source
48,155 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Burnet County
People Year Source
22,395 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$46,516 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Burnet County
USD ($) Year Source
9,367,491,636 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Burnet County
USD ($) Year Source
887,699,027 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Burnet County
USD ($) Year Source
176,145,711 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
5.4 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
32.9 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
34.7 93.0 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Burnet County
Area (square miles) Year Source
994.3 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Burnet County
Area (square miles) Year Source
1,021.3 2019 United States Census Bureau