YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond
People enjoy recreation year-round in Burnet due to the inviting weather. The city rarely receives snow in the winter, and summers are hot and sunny. June receives the most rain during the year with an average of just over 4.5 inches. May and October average about 4 inches of rain. August averages the least amount of rain at less than 2 inches.
Daily Summer Temperature: 81 degrees Fahrenheit
Daily Winter Temperature: 48.8 degrees
Yearly Snowfall: Less than 1 inch
Yearly Rainfall: 33 inches
Average Relative Humidity: 80 percent average in the mornings, 60 percent in the afternoons
Wind: 9-12 mph
Source of Income
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 52 percent of the income in Burnet is earned from wages. Ten percent of the population is self-employed. Investments and retirement account for 23 percent of the income, while 13 percent of residents collect Social Security. People collecting public assistance and SSI in the area account for 2 percent of the population.
Accommodation and food services leads all Burnet industries in the number of jobs in the city. The city employees 5,169 people at 659 establishments across all industries. Based on 2018 data, the accommodation and food services industry accounts for 887 jobs and 17.2 percent of all jobs in the city. The next largest industries are health care and social assistance (15.9 percent); retail trade (9.2 percent); educational services (9.2 percent); other services, except public administration (7.3 percent); and construction (5.0 percent). Based on 2017 data from Burnet Economic Development Corp., the largest employer in the city is Burnet Consolidated Independent School District with 481 employees. The next largest employers are Burnet County (370); Seton (275); city of Burnet (145); Entegris (140); and Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Ellen Halbert Unit (135).