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Blanco, Texas
Blanco Historic District
Blanco Historic District
Location of Blanco, Texas
Location of Blanco, Texas
Location of Blanco within Blanco County
Location of Blanco within Blanco County
Country United States
State Texas
County Blanco
Area
 • Total 3.2 sq mi (8.4 km2)
 • Land 3.2 sq mi (8.3 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation
1,329 ft (405 m)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total 1,876
 • Density 781/sq mi (301.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
78606
Area code(s) 830
FIPS code 48-08536
GNIS feature ID 1330829

Blanco ( BLANK-oh) is a city in Blanco County, Texas, United States. It is approximately 50 miles (80 km) north of downtown San Antonio and almost the same distance west of Austin. The population was 1,876 at the 2014 census estimate.

Geography

Blanco is located in the Texas Hill Country on the Blanco River at 30°05′58″N 98°25′20″W / 30.099535°N 98.422213°W / 30.099535; -98.422213.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.4 km2), of which 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 1.99%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 245
1940 453
1950 718 58.5%
1960 789 9.9%
1970 1,022 29.5%
1980 1,179 15.4%
1990 1,238 5.0%
2000 1,505 21.6%
2010 1,739 15.5%
Est. 2015 1,889 8.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,701 people, 576 households, and 370 families residing in the city. The population density was 899.7 people per square mile (348.0/km2). There were 633 housing units at an average density of 378.4 per square mile (146.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 88.77% White, 1.20% African American, 1.33% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 7.31% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.72% of the population. The 2014 Census Estimate showed a population of 1,876.

There were 576 households, out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.6% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the city, the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,071, and the median income for a family was $40,398. Males had a median income of $27,188 versus $21,845 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,797. About 9.9% of families and 13.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.6% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.

Climate

Climate data for Blanco, Texas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 59.2
(15.11)
63.7
(17.61)
71.1
(21.72)
77.7
(25.39)
83.7
(28.72)
89.6
(32)
93.7
(34.28)
94.1
(34.5)
88.4
(31.33)
79.6
(26.44)
68.6
(20.33)
60.9
(16.06)
79.4
(26.33)
Average low °F (°C) 34.0
(1.11)
37.7
(3.17)
45.1
(7.28)
51.7
(10.94)
61.0
(16.11)
67.6
(19.78)
70.0
(21.11)
69.2
(20.67)
64.1
(17.83)
54.2
(12.33)
43.9
(6.61)
36.0
(2.22)
58.2
(14.56)
Precipitation inches (mm) 1.79
(45.5)
2.08
(52.8)
2.63
(66.8)
2.69
(68.3)
4.51
(114.6)
4.18
(106.2)
2.02
(51.3)
2.38
(60.5)
3.26
(82.8)
4.18
(106.2)
2.66
(67.6)
2.37
(60.2)
34.75
(882.7)
Source: National Weather Service

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