Blanco (Spanish: "white", BLANG-koh) 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 1,739 at the 2010 census.
Blanco is located in the Texas Hill Country on the Blanco River.
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.
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.