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Overview

Introduction to Kerrville, Texas

Kerrville, Texas, in Kerr county, is 58 miles NW of San Antonio, Texas.

Kerrville History

The community of Kerrville was founded in 1848. At that time, the area was known as Brownsborough. In 1856, it was renamed Kerrville in honor of Major James Kerr. On May 19, 1856, the city became the county seat of the newly formed Kerr County. It was incorporated in 1889, and Joseph Tivy became Kerrville's first mayor. In 1905, Florence Butt established the H. E. Butt Grocery Company which is commonly referred to as H-E-B. The Mooney Airplane Company also built their sole factory in Kerrville in 1929.

Kerrville and nearby Attractions

  • Kerrville - Schreiner State Park
  • Lost Maples State Natural Area
  • Louise Hays Park
  • Cowboy Artists of America Museum
  • Museum of Western Art
  • Hill Country Museum

Things To Do In Kerrville

Kerrville is home to Kerrville-Schreiner State Park which offers facilities for camping and has wildlife filled hills, mini-cabins, and a water sports area. Leisure hours can be enjoyed at Schultz Park, Kerrville City Park, Louise Hays Park, Richard Park, and Carver Park. It is also worth visiting the Captain Charles Schreiner Mansion, Cowboy Artists of America Museum, and Hill Country Museum. Golf lovers can enjoy a game of golf at the Scott Schreiner MunicipalGolf Course.

Kerrville Transportation

Air transportation is available from San Antonio International Airport.

Kerrville Higher Education

Schreiner College, Conlee College of Cosmetology, and Texas Career Institute-Kerrville lie within the city.

Demographics

People

Total Population22,926
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens27.2%
Employed Population 16+9,254
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married43.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.8%
Median Earnings25+$27,077
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,261
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,398

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,054
% Above Poverty Level83.8%
% Below Poverty Level16.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone36%
Median Gross Rent$794
Median House Value$157,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.1%
German16.2%
Irish12.2%
English10.9%
Italian2.7%
Scottish2.4%
French Except Basque2.3%
Polish1.9%
Dutch1.2%
Swedish1.1%
Norwegian0.9%
Welsh0.7%
Danishn0.6%
Czech0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Russian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Belizean0.2%
New Zealand0.2%
Greek0.2%
Arab0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Syrian0.1%
African0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Kerrville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kerr County
Standard Zip Codes78028
P.O. Box Zip Codes78029
Phone Area Codes830
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.04
Approximate Longitude-99.13

Kerrville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationKERRVILLE 3 NNE
Distance1.9 miles
Jan Temp32 to 58 F
Apr Temp52 to 77 F
Jul Temp69 to 92 F
Oct Temp53 to 78 F
Annual Precip32.5 inches
StationFREDERICKSBURG
Distance18.6 miles
Jan Temp36 to 61 F
Apr Temp54 to 79 F
Jul Temp70 to 93 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip31.6 inches
StationMEDINA 2 W
Distance20.2 miles
Jan Temp33 to 61 F
Apr Temp51 to 80 F
Jul Temp69 to 94 F
Oct Temp54 to 80 F
Annual Precip35.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bandera912$49,107
Fredericksburg10,997$68,622
Ingram1,925$52,188

Kerrville Public Libraries

Butt-holdsworth Memorial Library
505 WATER ST
Kerrville, Texas
(830) 257-8422

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Kerrville Hospitals

Kerrville Va Hospital, Stvhcs
(Government - Federal)
3600 Memorial Blvd
Peterson Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
551 Hill Country Dirve
Kerrville State Hospital
(Government - State)
721 Thompson Drive

Kerrville Public Schools

B T Wilson Sixth Grade School
605 Tivy St
ZIP: 78028
(830) 257-2207
Middle
Total Enrollment 349
Daniels El
2002 Singing Wind Dr
ZIP: 78028
(830) 257-2208
Primary
Total Enrollment 615
Early Childhood Center
1011 Third St
ZIP: 78028
(830) 257-1335
Primary
Total Enrollment 252
Fred H Tally El
1840 Goat Creek Pkwy
ZIP: 78028
(830) 257-2222
Primary
Total Enrollment 580
Hill Country H S
1200 Sidney Baker St
ZIP: 78028
(830) 257-2232
High
Total Enrollment 31
K C J D C
3501 Legion Dr
ZIP: 78028
(830) 257-2232
Other
Total Enrollment 13
Kerrville Disciplinary Alternative School
1010 Barnett St
ZIP: 78028
(830) 257-2232
Other
Nimitz El
100 Valley View
ZIP: 78028
(830) 257-2209
Primary
Total Enrollment 528
Peterson Middle
1607 Sidney Baker St
ZIP: 78028
(830) 257-2204
Other
Total Enrollment 756
Starkey El
1030 W Main St
ZIP: 78028
(830) 257-2210
Primary
Total Enrollment 536
Tivy H S
3250 Loop 534
ZIP: 78028
(830) 257-2212
High
Total Enrollment 1372

Kerrville Private Schools

Hill Country Seventh-day Adventist School
611 Harper Rd
ZIP: 78028
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Notre Dame Catholic School
907 Main St
ZIP: 78028
Elementary
Total Enrollment 100
Our Lady Of The Hills Reg Catholic High School
235 Peterson Farm Rd
ZIP: 78028
Secondary
Total Enrollment 108
St Peter's Episcopal School
321 Saint Peter St
ZIP: 78028
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
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