Diane Dempsey, ePro, SRES, Broker Call Texas Hill Country Properties 830-377-5777

About Kerrville


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

Hospitals                                                      2

Physicians (county)                                       113


COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES                                             

Schreiner College                                                               

San Antonio College



MAJOR EMPLOYERS                                                              

Mooney Aircraft                                                             

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



Information contained in this report was obtained from a broad spectrum or sources which we believe reliable. Every effort has been made to ensure that the data is accurate and complete. We make no warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy of the data or information contained in this report.





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