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Kenefick, Texas
Location of Kenefick, Texas
Location of Kenefick, Texas
Liberty County Kenfick.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County Liberty
 • Total 1.56 sq mi (4.03 km2)
 • Land 1.55 sq mi (4.02 km2)
 • Water 0.004 sq mi (0.01 km2)
66 ft (20 m)
 • Total 563
 • Estimate 
 • Density 363/sq mi (140.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 936
FIPS code 48-38872
GNIS feature ID 1378522

Kenefick is a town in Liberty County, Texas, United States. The population was 563 at the 2010 census.


Kenefick is located at 30°6′22″N 94°51′8″W / 30.10611°N 94.85222°W / 30.10611; -94.85222 (30.106035, -94.852169).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), of which, 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) of it is land and 0.65% is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 205
1980 763 272.2%
1990 435 −43.0%
2000 667 53.3%
2010 563 −15.6%
2019 (est.) 693 23.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 667 people, 235 households, and 195 families residing in the town. The population density was 437.7 people per square mile (169.4/km2). There were 255 housing units at an average density of 167.3 per square mile (64.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.05% White, 0.30% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.60% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.65% of the population.

There were 235 households, out of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.2% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.6% were non-families. 11.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 28.6% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years.

The median income for a household in the town was $47,857, and the median income for a family was $52,083. Males had a median income of $45,481 versus $26,513 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,146. About 8.5% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.

In 1954, Rev. William Bythel Hagee (father of John Hagee), was called to the ministry. Previously William Hagee had been a refinery worker at the Humble Oil Refinery in Baytown, Texas. He set up a Tent Revival at David Parker's family property in Kenefick in order to start his ministry. This was the beginning of the Assembly of God Church in Kenefick and the beginning of Pastor John Hagee's legacy.


Kenefick is served by the Dayton Independent School District.

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