Kenedy County

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Kenedy County, Texas

PO Box 227
Sarita, TX 78385
Phone: (361) 294-5220
Fax: (361) 294-5218

On the southeastern coast of TX, south of Corpus Christi; organized as Willacy County 1911 from Hidalgo and Cameron counties; name changed Apr 2, 1921, at which time a new Willacy County was created from Cameron and Hidalgo counties plus a 1.4 mile strip of Old Willacy. Name Origin: For Capt. Mifflin Kenedy (1818-95), commercial navigator of the Rio Grande, half-owner of the King ranch (1860-68), and part-owner of the TX narrow gauge railroad (1876-81)

Area (sq mi):: 1945.60 (land 1456.77; water 488.83) Population per square mile: 0.30
Population 2005: 417 State rank: 252 Population change: 2000-20005 0.70%; 1990-2000 -10.00% Population 2000: 414 (White 20.30%; Black or African American 0.70%; Hispanic or Latino 79.00%; Asian 0.50%; Other 34.30%). Foreign born: 13.30%. Median age: 34.20
Income 2000: per capita $17,959; median household $25,000; Population below poverty level: 15.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,504-$28,792
Unemployment (2004): 4.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.90% Median travel time to work: 18.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 30.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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