Gillespie County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2019:26,988More data
Estimate 2018:26,702 
Estimate 2017:26,483 
Estimate 2016:26,206 
Estimate 2015:25,916 
Estimate 2014:25,473 
Estimate 2013:25,363 
Estimate 2012:25,175 
Estimate 2011:25,039 
Census 2010:24,837More data
Census 2000:20,814More data
Population of the County Seat (Fredericksburg)
Census 2010:10,530 
Census 2000:8,911 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Fredericksburg city:11,496More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:1,058.2More data
Water Area:3.5More data
Total Area:1,061.7More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:23.47More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:46.35More data
Percent Rural:53.65More data
Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:23.7%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:96.5%More data
Percent African American Alone:0.7%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.2%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.5%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.2%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.0%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:74.3%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:0.4%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:20.0%More data
65 and Older:29.7%More data
85 and Older:4.3%More data
Median Age:50.1More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$60,561More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$1,623,285,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$61,433More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:9.6%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:15.7%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:89.4% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:33.8% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$38,547More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$37,583 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$36,512 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$35,259 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$33,714 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:2.4More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:2.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:2.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:2.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:2.9 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.408100More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$8,671,028,214More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$4,604,783,278More data
Total Actual Levy:$0More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$3,065,803More data
CY 2018:$2,649,630 
CY 2017:$2,408,387 
CY 2016:$2,298,857 
CY 2015:$2,186,844 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:5.955More data
US Highways:72.678More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:36.079More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:156.593More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.915More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:272.220More data
City Streets:91.886More data
Certified County Roads:542.079More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:6.306More data
Off-System Subtotal:640.271More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:912.491More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:23.820More data
US Highways:257.675More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:93.538More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:313.186More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:1.830More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:690.049More data
City Streets:189.186More data
Certified County Roads:1,091.072More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:7.536More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,287.794More data
County Total:1,977.843More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2017»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Gillespie County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Gillespie County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Gillespie County»

Special Districts in Gillespie County.
School Districts in Gillespie County.
History of City Tax Rates in Gillespie County.

Airports in Gillespie County.
Hospitals in Gillespie County.
Prisons in Gillespie County.