Gillespie County Census Profile and Data
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The population of Gillespie County, Texas in 2021 was 27,297, 9.7% up from the 24,875 who lived there in 2010. For comparison, the US population grew 7.3% and Texas’s population grew 17% during that period.
Gillespie County’s population grew 9.7% from the 24,875 people who lived there in 2010. For comparison, the population in the US grew 7.3% and the population in Texas grew 17% during that period
Gillespie County’s population increased 10 out of the 11 years between year 2010 and year 2021. Its largest annual population increase was 2.1% between 2020 and 2021. The county’s largest decline was between 2019 and 2020 when the population dropped 0.7%. Between 2010 and 2021, the county grew by an average of 0.9% per year.
Age and Sex
Among six age groups — 0 to 4, 5 to 19, 20 to 34, 35 to 49, 50 to 64, and 65 and older — the 65+ group was the fastest growing between 2010 and 2021 with its population increasing 21%. The 50 to 64 age group declined the most dropping 2.5% between 2010 and 2021.
Race and Origin
In 2021, the largest racial or ethnic group in Gillespie County was the white (non-Hispanic) group, which had a population of 19,911. Between 2010 and 2021, the Hispanic/Latino population had the most growth increasing by 1,767 from 5,012 in 2010 to 6,779 in 2021.
In 2021, Gillespie County was more diverse than it was in 2010. In 2021, the white (non-Hispanic) group made up 72.9% of the population compared with 78.4% in 2010.
Between 2010 and 2021, the share of the population that is Hispanic/Latino grew the most, increasing 4.7 percentage points to 24.8%. The white (non-Hispanic) population had the largest decrease dropping 5.5 percentage points to 72.9%.
|Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)||27,477|
|Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)||
|Population, percent change – April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)||
|Population, Census, April 1, 2020||26,725|
|Population, Census, April 1, 2010||24,837|
|Age and Sex||
|Persons under 5 years, percent||
|Persons under 18 years, percent||
|Persons 65 years and over, percent||
|Female persons, percent||
|Race and Hispanic Origin||
|White alone, percent||
|Black or African American alone, percent(a)||
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)||
|Asian alone, percent(a)||
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)||
|Two or More Races, percent||
|Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)||
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent||
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021||9.1%|
|Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022)||14,376|
|Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021||70.6%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021||$324,700|
|Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021||$1,777|
|Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021||$609|
|Median gross rent, 2017-2021||$1,075|
|Building permits, 2022||88|
|Families & Living Arrangements||
|Persons per household, 2017-2021||2.36|
|Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021||87.6%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021||18.3%|
|Computer and Internet Use||
|Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021||92.1%|
|Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021||86.2%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021||89.6%|
|Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021|
|With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021||8.1%|
|Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent||
|In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021||57.6%|
|In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021||51.9%|
|Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c)||114,708|
|Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c)||202,099|
|Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c)||D|
|Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c)||402,058|
|Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c)||$15,161|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021||19.9|
|Income & Poverty||
|Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021||$64,438|
|Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021||$39,012|
|Persons in poverty, percent||
|Total employer establishments, 2021||1,124|
|Total employment, 2021||10,153|
|Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000)||432,579|
|Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021||-2.2%|
|Total nonemployer establishments, 2019||4,152|
|All employer firms, Reference year 2017||824|
|Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017||392|
|Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017||213|
|Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017||S|
|Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017||667|
|Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017||S|
|Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017||640|
Visitors to Fredericksburg
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.
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 a 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 crafts people 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 and 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!
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Climate and 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
Gillespie County Census Profile and Data
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