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Kenedy County, Texas

US county information
NameKenedy County
StateTexas
SeatSarita
US Area
Total Area1946 sq mi (5040.1 km2)
Land Area1457 sq mi (3773.6 km2)
Water Area489 sq mi (1266.5 km2)
Population416 (2010)
Density0.11/km2 (0.3/sq mi)
Founded1921

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Kenedy County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. It is part of the Kingsville Micropolitan Statistical Area. In 2010, its population was 416 . Its seat is Sarita , and the county is named for Mifflin Kenedy, an early rancher in the area. Kenedy County has the distinction of having the fourth lowest-population of any county in the United States, following Loving County, Texas, Kalawao County, Hawaii, and King County, Texas. It is also the easternmost county in the United States that has more square miles than people. The county was created in 1921 from parts of Hidalgo and Willacy counties. In 1999, Hurricane Bret struck the county, but damage was minimal due to the county's low population. The Peñascal Wind Power Project was built near Sarita in the early 21st Century and is expected to slightly raise the population of the area.

The King Ranch covers a large part of the county.


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