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Gillespie County Census Profile & Data

Population

2015

2010

2000

1990

Projected 2050

Fredericksburg

10,715

10,530

8,911

6,934

12,670

Gillespie County

25,153

24,837

20,814

17,204

32,112

Fredericksburg Texas & Gillespie County is a Great Place to Live, Work & Play!

Consider staying longer than a polka around the dance floor!  The things you look for in a place to live are really the same things that help make your business prosperous: the support of good neighbors; a safe, healthy environment; modern health care; affordable housing; a superior educational system; a trained workforce with a strong work ethic; and a thriving business and financial sector.

   Estimated population, July 1, 2015, 25,963
   Population estimates base April 1, 2010, 24,837
   Percent change – April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2015, 4.5%
   Population, Census, April 1, 2010 24,837
   Age & Sex
      Under 5 years persons, percent, July 1, 2015,  5.0%
      Persons under 18 years, percent, July 1, 2015, 19.3%
      Persons 65 years and over, percent, July 1, 2015,  29.0%
      Female persons, percent, July 1, 2015,  51.4%
      Race & Hispanic Origin
      White alone, percent, July 1, 2015,  96.7%
   Black or African American alone, percent, July 1, 2015,  0.7%
      American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, July 1, 2015,  1.2%
   Asian alone, percent, July 1, 2015,  0.4%
      Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, July 1, 2015, 0.1%
   Two or More Races, percent, July 1, 2015, 0.9%
   Hispanic or Latino, percent, July 1, 2015,  21.9%
   White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, July 1, 2015,  76.1%
   Population Characteristics
   Veterans, 2011-2015,  2,483
      Foreign-born persons, percent, 2011-2015,  10.1%
      Housing
         Total housing units, July 1, 2015,   12,954
         Housing units, April 1, 2010,  12,778
         Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2011-2015, 76.5%
         The median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2011-2015,  $238,300
         Median gross rent, 2011-2015,  $866
         Building permits, 2015,  41
         Families & Living Arrangements
            Households, 2011-2015,  10,577
            Persons per household, 2011-2015,  2.36
            Living in the same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2011-2015,  86.6%
            Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2011-2015, 22.4%
            Education
               High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-2015,   86.7%
               Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-2015,  33.4%
               Economy
                  Total civilian labor force, total, percent of the population age 16 years+, 2011-2015,  57.0%
                  In the civilian labor force, female, percent of the population age 16 years+, 2011-2015,  51.8%
                  Accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000) , 72,718
                  Health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000) 138,508
                  Manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000) 114,726
                  Retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)  327,797
                  Retail sales per capita, 2012  $13,032
                  Income & Poverty
                     Median household income (in 2015 dollars), 2011-2015,   $54,859
                     Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2015 dollars), 2011-2015,   $30,859
                     Persons in poverty, percent,  10.4%
                     Business
                        Employer establishments, 2014,  929
                        Total employment, 2014,  8,552
                        Annual payroll total, 2014 ($1,000)  265,267
                        Total employment, percent change, 2013-2014, 1.6%
                        Men-owned firms, 2012, 1,945
                        Women-owned firms, 2012,  1,140
                        Minority-owned firms, 2012,  396
                        Nonminority-owned firms, 2012,  3,236
                        Veteran-owned firms, 2012,  386
                        Visitors to Fredericksburg Texas
                        First-time visitors to the Texas Hill Country are impressed with the large number and wide variety of trees, scenic hills, flowing rivers and                          green grazing pasture land. At over 1700’ above sea level, Fredericksburg (pop. 10,087) and Gillespie County (pop. 22,502) offer crisp,                                clear, low pollution skies and moderate temperatures and humidity. Gillespie County’s low crime rate, low taxes, and low utility costs, as                          well as proximity to metropolitan areas, makes it an ideal location to live in and do business.
                        Manufacturing

                        There is a quiet revolution going on outside of big-city America. Business and industry have learned that with modern                                                            telecommunication equipment and good transportation you can locate almost any business where you want to live instead of where                                you have to live. Many manufacturing companies have discovered this fact and have moved to  Gillespie County and Fredericksburg.                                 They are taking advantage of high quality of life, low cost of living, and an educated, skilled workforce to produce precision machines and                         parts, clothing, food products, furniture, aircraft repair, wood products, feeds, and sporting equipment.

Gillespie County and Fredericksburg are also home to a large number of talented craftspeople who produce a wide variety of popular                                items such as hand-woven rugs, jewelry, blown glass, musical instruments, and customized furniture.

                       Property Tax Rates for Fredericksburg Texas & Gillespie County

TAX RATE (PER $100 ASSESSED VALUE) – 2016

Gillespie County $0.4342

Fredericksburg, City $0.24

Fredericksburg ISD $1.1462

HCUWCD/WCID $0.0078

Stonewall WCID $0.3813

Harper ISD $1.0400

Doss CCSD $0.9267

                       Agriculture

Agriculture was the first business to locate in Gillespie County over 150 years ago and continues to be a thriving part of today’s                                            prosperity. Food and fiber crops, livestock and all hunting account for annual cash receipts in excess of 50 million dollars. Nearly every                              crop can be grown in the rich soil of the Pedernales Valley in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. In Addition to being the number one                                peach-producing county in Texas, there are apples, pecans, plums, berries, and every conceivable table vegetable.  And of course,                                      everyone knows the Hill Country Wine industry is exploding!

                       Climate & Weather

Annual Average Temperature 66 F

High Temp. Avg  Summer 92 F

Low Temp Avg Winter 31 F

Annual Average Precipitation 28.7”

Elevation 1,742’

                      Education

“An education system ready to meet the demands of the 21st Century.”
Education is the cornerstone of any progressive community. Gillespie County schools take pride in producing the highest quality students                        as evidenced by the many national merit scholar winners and finalists. With a student enrollment of nearly 4,000, Fredericksburg, Harper,                        Stonewall and Doss schools offer a quality classroom education, gifted and talented classes as well as vocational and technical courses.

                      Health Care

HCM named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals!  Serving an eight-county area centered in Fredericksburg, the 88-bed medical center                            has more than 130 local physicians on its medical staff who are all independent practitioners, offering more than 30 medical specialties.                          The hospital opened its 14,000 square foot Women’s Pavilion birthing center in 2003 and its 10-bed Don and Julie Holden Intensive Care                          Unit in 2006.  For more go to Hill Country Memorial