Ingram, Texas

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Ingram, Texas
Ingram Dam with town in the background
Ingram Dam with town in the background
Location of Ingram, Texas
Location of Ingram, Texas
Kerr County Ingram.svg
Coordinates: 30°4′37″N 99°14′15″W / 30.07694°N 99.23750°W / 30.07694; -99.23750Coordinates: 30°4′37″N 99°14′15″W / 30.07694°N 99.23750°W / 30.07694; -99.23750
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Land1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
1,732 ft (528 m)
 • Total1,740
 • Density1,300/sq mi (530/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)830
FIPS code48-36032 [1]
GNIS feature ID1338473 [2]

Ingram is a town in Kerr County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,740 at the 2000 census. It resembles a small town, even though it is spread out like Texas cities. There is a pleasant river to view, and a huge cross nearby, and an artistic replica of Stone Henge.


Cemetery with historical marker

Ingram is located at 30°4′37″N 99°14′15″W / 30.07694°N 99.23750°W / 30.07694; -99.23750 (30.076903, -99.237367),[3] on the Guadalupe River in the Texas Hill Country. This is seven miles (11 km) west of Kerrville and 63 miles (101 km) northwest of San Antonio. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), all of it land.

Guadalupe River[edit]

One of the main attractions of Ingram is the swimming activities because of how the Guadalupe River runs through the town. A staple of this is Ingram Dam, a structure where the water flows easily over the dam, creating a layer of algae in the stream down the concrete. People frequently congregate and swim around the dam, as well as sliding down the slick algae for recreation.[citation needed]


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Ingram has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[4]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20161,835[5]1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,740 people, 639 households, and 470 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,364.1 people per square mile (524.9/km²). There were 711 housing units at an average density of 557.4 per square mile (214.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.94% White, 0.11% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.76% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.97% of the population.

There were 639 households out of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the city, the population was spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,958, and the median income for a family was $33,542. Males had a median income of $24,779 versus $17,738 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,883. About 11.0% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.

Due to the popular summer camps in the area, the population grows significantly June through August. One of the more well known camps in Ingram is privately owned Vista Camps which has two camps, Camp Rio Vista for Boys and Camp Sierra Vista for Girls.[7] Camp Rio Vista is the oldest boys camp in Texas having been established in 1921.


Tom Moore High School

The City of Ingram is served by the Ingram Independent School District.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Ingram, Texas
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "Vista Camps". Vista Camps. Retrieved 5 February 2017.

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