Kerr County, Texas

Kerr County: County in Texas, United States


Kerr County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 49,625 and a population density of 17 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 52,869 inhabitants. Its county seat is Kerrville. The county was created 167 years ago in 1855.

Kerr County is located in the Texas Hill Country, about 65 miles northwest of San Antonio. It was established in 1856 and named for James Kerr, an early pioneer and Mexican-American War veteran.

The city of Kerrville has been the county seat since the county's inception. Kerrville was founded in the 1850s along the Guadalupe River and named for James Kerr.

Key Facts About Kerr County Today

Population: As of 2021, the population of Kerr County was around 53,000 residents. Kerrville is the largest city with over 23,000 people.

Major Industries: The economy is driven by tourism, healthcare, education, manufacturing, and agriculture. The area is popular for outdoor recreation.

Attractions: Top attractions include Guadalupe River State Park, Museum of Western Art, Kerrville Folk Festival, and Kerrville-Schreiner Park.

Things to See and Do in Kerr County

Some top attractions and activities in Kerr County include:

  • Camping, fishing, and hiking at Guadalupe River State Park
  • Viewing Remington and Russell art at the Museum of Western Art
  • Attending the annual outdoor Kerrville Folk Festival
  • Golfing at the Kerrville-Schreiner Park courses
  • Shopping and dining in historic downtown Kerrville

With its rolling hills, state parks, and charming small town feel, Kerr County is a perfect Hill Country getaway.

Kerr County locator map
Location of Kerr County on Texas map.

Quick Facts about Kerr County

Population : 52,869 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
Area : 2869 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.4%
Land as percent of area : 99.6%
Continent : North America
Named for : James Kerr
Altitude : 1,821 feet / 555 meters
Capital : Kerrville
Establishment : January 01, 1856
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 12:42:20 (24th September 2023)
Density : 18 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 6.14% (2010-2020)
Weather : 72℉ Mostly Clear 7-days weather
Kerr county tx courthouse 2015 image
Kerr county tx courthouse 2015
Kerr county tx courthouse 2015 image


Kerr County is located at 30°3'41"N 99°21'1"W (30.0614800, -99.3501600). It has 6 neighbors: Edwards County, Bandera County, Gillespie County, Kendall County, Kimble County and Real County.

Kerr County map

The largest city of Kerr County is Kerrville with a population of 23,831. Other cities include and Ingram population 1,871. See all Kerr County cities & populated places.

Kerr County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Kerr County.

City Name Population Title
Kerrville 23,831 City in Texas, United States
Ingram 1,871 City in Kerr County, Texas, USA


Kerr County forecast: Mostly clear. Low around 72, with temperatures rising to around 76 overnight. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. more

Kerr County has 6 neighbours.

  • Kerrville


The population of Kerr County increased by 6.14% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 49,625 - census
2011 49,641 0.03% estimation process
2012 49,719 0.16% estimation process
2013 49,787 0.14% estimation process
2014 50,343 1.1% estimation process
2015 50,880 1.06% estimation process
2016 51,426 1.06% estimation process
2017 51,892 0.9% estimation process
2018 52,415 1% estimation process
2019 52,600 0.35% estimation process
2020 52,869 0.51% estimation process

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