Gillespie County Profile

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The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2022:27,477More data
Estimate 2021:27,282 
Census 2020:26,722More data
Census 2010:24,837More data
Census 2000:20,814More data
Population of the County Seat (Fredericksburg)
Census 2020:10,875 
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:11,257More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:1,058.2More data
Water Area:3.5More data
Total Area:1,061.7More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:25.25More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:46.35More data
Percent Rural:53.65More data
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:24.8%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:96.2%More data
Percent African American Alone:0.8%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.2%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.6%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.1%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:72.9%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:0.4%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:19.8%More data
65 and Older:29.3%More data
85 and Older:3.5%More data
Median Age:49.7More data
Per Capita Income - 2021 (BEA):$78,039More data
Total Personal Income - 2021 (BEA):$2,130,226,000More data
Median Household Income - 2021 (Census Bureau):$71,594More data
Poverty - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:8.8%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:14.8%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2017-2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:89.6% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:35.2% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$45,000More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$42,525 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$40,023 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$38,547 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$37,583 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2022:2.6More data
Unemployment Rate - 2021:3.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:4.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:2.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:2.6 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.357700More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$11,405,668,618More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$6,496,069,314More data
Total Actual Levy:$23,236,440More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2022:$4,221,654More data
CY 2021:$3,789,118 
CY 2020:$3,080,830 
CY 2019:$3,065,803 
CY 2018:$2,649,630 
Centerline Miles - 2021
IH Highways:5.967More data
US Highways:72.736More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:36.079More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:156.592More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.915More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:272.289More data
City Streets:93.131More data
Certified County Roads:540.954More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:6.306More data
Off-System Subtotal:640.391More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:912.680More data
Lane Miles - 2021
IH Highways:23.868More data
US Highways:256.101More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:89.410More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:313.184More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:1.830More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:684.393More data
City Streets:191.676More data
Certified County Roads:1,088.822More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:12.612More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,293.110More data
County Total:1,977.503More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2021»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2021»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Gillespie County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
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.