Kendall County

Kendall County, Texas

Kendall County, Texas

The Kendall County Courthouse is located in the Boerne, Texas, the county seat. Photograph by Larry D. Moore.

Kendall County is in south central Texas, 170 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico, and is bordered by Gillespie, Blanco, Comal, Bexar, Bandera, and Kerr counties. Boerne, the county seat, is on Cibolo Creek at the intersection of U.S. Highway 87 and Farm Road 475, thirty miles northwest of San Antonio. The county's center lies eleven miles north of Boerne at 29°57' north latitude and 98°43' west longitude. Kendall County comprises roughly 663 square miles of rolling to hilly terrain in the Edwards Plateau region, with elevations ranging from 1,000 to 2,000 feet above sea level. Vegetation native to the alkaline soils of the region consists primarily of tall grasses, live oak, juniper, and mesquite. Most of the area is drained by the Guadalupe River, which crosses the county from west to east. Two other important water courses rise in Kendall County: the Blanco River in the north and Cibolo Creek in the south. Wildlife in the area includes deer, javelina, coyote, bobcat, beaver, badger, fox, raccoon, weasel, squirrel, and a variety of small birds, fish, and reptiles. Among the county's mineral resources are dolomite and limestone. The climate is subtropical subhumid with an average minimum temperature of 35° F in January and an average high of 94° in July. The growing season averages 231 days annually, and the rainfall averages thirty-two 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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Kendall County is classified as a County

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Kendall County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Kendall County
Pop. Year Source
47,431 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Kendall County
People Year Source
21,397 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$84,270 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Kendall County
USD ($) Year Source
8,272,200,347 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Kendall County
USD ($) Year Source
1,338,093,514 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Kendall County
USD ($) Year Source
238,482,814 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
5.9 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
38.1 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
35.4 92.5 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Kendall County
Area (square miles) Year Source
662.5 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Kendall County
Area (square miles) Year Source
663.0 2019 United States Census Bureau