Gillespie County Census Profile & Data
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.
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
Stonewall WCID $0.3813
Harper ISD $1.0400
Doss CCSD $0.9267
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”
“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.
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