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"Lavender capital of Texas"

Blanco is a city in Blanco County.

The community was named for the river.

The latitude of Blanco is 30.097N. The longitude is -98.421W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,329 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,583.


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Median household income
Local
$31,071
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Blanco demographic reports
Blanco is on the Blanco River.
The city was settled in 1853 by former Texas Rangers.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.2 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Lavender Festival - June 9-10, 2007
  • Heritage Day - Sept. 29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Blanco web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Blanco State Park, Canyon Lake
Scenic roads: R.M. 32
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

26% of Blanco residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Blanco ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Blanco was $14,797, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Blanco residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Blanco include Blanco Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Blanco, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $368.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $900.


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Libraries in Blanco include Blanco County South Library District ... View libraries

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Blanco County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Blanco political report.

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The average commute time for Blanco workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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