Kerrville is a Texas Hill Country paradise. The scenery is majestic and the people are friendly. Located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, where sparkling spring fed creeks meander through the rugged terrain and rolling hills of the Guadalupe River Valley, the community is rich in history and a heritage. The seat of Kerr County, lies 65 miles northwest of San Antonio on Interstate 10, Kerrville is home of the Cowboy Artist Museum, boasts a high community spirit and has numberous cultural and family actiivities. An added bonus, Texas has no state income tax.
Often described as mystical, the Hill Country of Texas is a geographic area encompassing some 10,000 square miles of rugged beauty along the Balcones Escarpment in south-central Texas. Kerville is near its center.
Kerrville was established in 1856 and was granted an authorized post office in 1858. The population of Kerrville had grown to 1,843 by 1910 and 12,000 by 1954. Kerr County now has a population of more than 40,000.
When Kerr County was organized on Jan. 26, 1856, then-governor Elisha M. Pease signed a legislative act creating a new county out of the Bexar Land District. The rise of the mercantile and freight-ing industries in Kerr County began in 1856.
The Charles Schreiner family built up the retail and wholesale industry, banking and ranching. In 1889, the town of Kerrville was incorporated, with Joseph Tivy serving as its first mayor.
City Population 20,425
County Population 43,653
Median Household Income $32,085
Unemployment Rate 2.9%
Crime Index* 76
*(percent of the national average.)
Winter Temperature Range 35/72
Spring Temperature Range 62/89
Summer Temperature Range 64/93
Fall Temperature Range 38/79
Annual Precipitation 29.00"
Annual Snowfall 0.0"
COST OF LIVING
Cost of Living Index (U.S. average=100) 100.37
3-Bedroom House Price $132,808
2-Bedroom Apartment Rent $525
Property Tax Rate 2.28%
Sales Tax (state and local) 8.25%
Student/Teacher Ratio 14.0/1
Expenditures Per Pupil $4,819/1
Physicians (county) 113
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
San Antonio College
South TX Veterans
Health Care Sys
S. Peterson Memorial Hospitial
HEB Grocery and Drug
Kerrville Independent School District
James Avery Craftsman
City of Kerrville
County of Kerr
Wal-Mart Super Center
VA Medical Center
IMPORTANT NUMBERS TO KNOW
Chamber of Commerce 830-896-1155
Dept. of Motor Vehicles 830-257-3404
School Board 830-257-2201
Main Public Library 830-257-8422
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