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Gillespie County, Texas (TX)


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County population in 2012: 25,153 (46% urban, 54% rural); it was 20,814 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,695
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,274
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,604
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,603 (it was 1,917 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

36%

Land area: 1061 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 24 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gillespie County: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.3%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (13.2%), Retail trade (13.1%), Construction (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 14%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Gillespie County, Texas:


Median resident age:  49.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years

Males: 11,968  (39.6%)
Females: 12,869  (60.4%)

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Gillespie County,TX real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Gillespie County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $46,061 ($38,109 in 1999)
This county:

$46061
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $579 (lower quartile is $438, upper quartile is $729)
This county:

$579
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $197,217 (it was $105,200 in 2000)
Gillespie County:

$197,217
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $121,798 - $324,503

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $353,736
Here:

$353,736
State:

$177,060

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,790,951
Here:

$1,790,951
State:

$170,403

In 2-unit structures: $93,244
Here:

$93,244
State:

$137,980

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $138,828
Here:

$138,828
State:

$142,391

Mobile homes: $90,607
Here:

$90,607
State:

$42,156

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $63,366
Here:

$63,366
State:

$34,447
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,293
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $373

Institutionalized population: 387

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Gillespie County, TX map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $2,578 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,837 (1.1%)


Gillespie County household income distribution in 2009 Gillespie County home values distribution


Gillespie County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 6.9%
(5.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 13.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 17.1% for other race residents, 37.9% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 49 years old
(Males: 48 years old, Females: 51 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 51 years old, Black residents: 28 years old, American Indian residents: 35 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

10.2%
Whole state:

15.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

2.8%
Whole state:

6.7%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Gillespie County is $478 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $628 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $870 a month.

Cities in this county include: Fredericksburg, Harper, Stonewall.

Gillespie County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Gillespie County: Cherry Spring Community Centery (A), Little Windmill (B), North Windmill (C), Old Windmill (D), Rock House Windmill (E), Rodgers Trap Windmill (F), Eckert Pumping Station (G), Wrede Community House (H), AK Bar Ranch (I), Ahrens Ranch (J), Arhelger Ranch (K), Bauer Ranch (L), Brehmer Ranch (M), Circle D Ranch (N), Cottonwood Ranch (O), Danz Ranch (P), Franz Ranch (Q), Gellermann Ranch (R), Gold Ranch (S), Koennecke Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Gillespie County include: Squaw Creek Church (A), American Church (B), Cave Creek Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Marschall Meusebach (1), Evers Cemetery (2), Wendel Cemetery (3), Schugh Cemetery (4), Saint John Cemetery (5), Welgehausen Cemetery (6), Welge Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Holly Pond (A), Soil Conservation Service Site 4 Reservoir (B), Lyndon B Johnson State Park Lake (C), Soil Conservation Service Site 3 Reservoir (D), Soil Conservation Service Site 2 Reservoir (E), Soil Conservation Service Site 1 Reservoir (F), Douglass Lake (G), Petersen Site 1 Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Branch (A), Bee Creek (B), White Oak Creek (C), West Fork Williams Creek (D), West Fork Threemile Creek (E), Stuckens Branch (F), Stolles Creek (G), Spring Branch (H), Spanish Oak Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Gillespie County include: Lyndon Baines Johnson State Historical Park (1), Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Blanco County , Kendall County , Kerr County , Kimble County , Llano County , Mason County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 397
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,463 (32% naturalized citizens)

Gillespie County:

7.0%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 82.2%

Gillespie County marital status for males
Gillespie County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Gillespie County with a mortgage: 1,667 (41 second mortgage, 147 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,316

Here:

41.9% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 75.46%
Here75.5%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 15,706
Total congregations: 31

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents7,219 (46.0%)4,180 (26.6%)1,589 (10.1%)1,268 (8.1%)387 (2.5%)
Congregations3 (9.7%)8 (25.8%)5 (16.1%)2 (6.5%)1 (3.2%)
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of ChristEvangelical Free Church of AmericaLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents296 (1.9%)175 (1.1%)175 (1.1%)116 (0.7%)301 (1.9%)
Congregations2 (6.5%)1 (3.2%)1 (3.2%)1 (3.2%)7 (22.6%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Gillespie County - Fredericksburg, Harper, Stonewall

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Gillespie County:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
This county:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 40
Gillespie County:

17.11 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.2%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

24.4%
Texas:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Gillespie County:

17.4%
State:

15.7%


Agriculture in Gillespie County:

Average size of farms: 356 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $13,223
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $146.35
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 79.44%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $15,436
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.22%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.30%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $33,933
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.60%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.85
Corn for grain: 854 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3862 harvested acres
Vegetables: 342 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 2,079 acres

Tornado activity:

Gillespie County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 1.1 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 5 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 10/12/2001, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 5 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Gillespie County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Gillespie County (%):





Gillespie County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,743 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 1,428 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 14 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 15 (0%)
  • Walked: 192 (2%)
  • Other means: 73 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 686 (7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Gillespie County, Texas in 2000:

People in group quarters in Gillespie County, Texas in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $54,516.

8.39% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($62,013 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.39%
Texas average:

8.37%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.96% relocated from other counties in Texas ($44,046 average AGI)
2.44% relocated from other states ($17,967 average AGI)
Gillespie County:

2.44%
Texas average:

3.06%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Kerr County, TX  1.00% ($35,317 average AGI)
from Bexar County, TX  0.80% ($48,121)
from Harris County, TX  0.44% ($106,639)
from Travis County, TX  0.32% ($102,731)
from Dallas County, TX  0.23% ($62,316)
from Brazos County, TX  0.13% ($27,364)
from Kendall County, TX  0.13% ($43,182)


6.43% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,985 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.43%
Texas average:

7.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.14% relocated to other counties in Texas ($27,037 average AGI)
1.29% relocated to other states ($7,948 average AGI)
Gillespie County:

1.29%
Texas average:

2.17%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Kerr County, TX  0.62% ($38,000 average AGI)
to Travis County, TX  0.55% ($36,795)
to Bexar County, TX  0.53% ($31,581)
to Harris County, TX  0.24% ($32,632)
to Kendall County, TX  0.22% ($73,167)
to Williamson County, TX  0.17% ($35,571)
to Hays County, TX  0.16% ($25,846)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6

Births per 1000 population in Gillespie County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Gillespie County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Gillespie County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 5,302 (4,985 aged, 317 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.44
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 19829.35
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 373.3
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 57474.89

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1139.120
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1316.700
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 38.98

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 34.92
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 73.63

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 21.66

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 149.6. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 24,447

Size of family households: 4,166 2-persons, 1,258 3-persons, 1,036 4-persons, 442 5-persons, 203 6-persons, 129 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,005 1-person, 280 2-persons, 35 3-persons, 14 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

73.5% of residents of Gillespie County speak English at home.
14.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
11.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 50% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $130,498,000 ($5799 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $10,969,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $84,894,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $30,249,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $940,000
Federal grants: $8,081,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,762,000 ($909,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,571,000 ($426,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $663,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $14,198,000
Federal Government insurance: $18,884,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,179
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,454
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +201
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,401
Here:

+104 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Gillespie County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.60 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Gillespie County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 124
  • 3 rooms: 311
  • 4 rooms: 955
  • 5 rooms: 1,681
  • 6 rooms: 1,709
  • 7 rooms: 995
  • 8 rooms: 416
  • 9+ rooms: 403
  • 1 room: 43
  • 2 rooms: 139
  • 3 rooms: 307
  • 4 rooms: 505
  • 5 rooms: 533
  • 6 rooms: 205
  • 7 rooms: 90
  • 8 rooms: 57
  • 9+ rooms: 38
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Gillespie County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 39
  • 1 bedroom: 345
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,973
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,534
  • 4 bedrooms: 558
  • 5+ bedrooms: 155
  • no bedroom: 48
  • 1 bedroom: 380
  • 2 bedrooms: 875
  • 3 bedrooms: 513
  • 4 bedrooms: 81
  • 5+ bedrooms: 20
Cars and other vehicles available in Gillespie County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 230
  • 1 vehicle: 1,688
  • 2 vehicles: 3,146
  • 3 vehicles: 1,120
  • 4 vehicles: 345
  • 5+ vehicles: 75
  • no vehicle: 144
  • 1 vehicle: 959
  • 2 vehicles: 659
  • 3 vehicles: 135
  • 4 vehicles: 20
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

61% of Gillespie County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 79% lived in Texas.

Gillespie County:

60.7%
State average:

51.6%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $67,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Gillespie County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (41.2%)
  • Utility gas (28.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.2%)
  • Wood (4.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.5%)
  • Electricity (50.6%)
  • Utility gas (26.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.5%)
  • Wood (1.5%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 320
Here:

14.7%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 41
Here:

3.7%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 59
Here:

19.1%
Texas:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Gillespie County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Gillespie County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Gillespie County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Gillespie County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Gillespie County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Gillespie County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Gillespie County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary12681.0 years
William11277.7 years
James10475.6 years
John10075.5 years
Robert9974.9 years
Walter7579.9 years
Emma6487.6 years
Charles6277.7 years
Alma6286.7 years
Arthur5879.9 years
Most common last names in Gillespie County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Klein7178.7 years
Crenwelge5782.0 years
Smith5180.8 years
Schmidt4781.2 years
Stehling4581.2 years
Gold4073.0 years
Parker3878.1 years
Jung3679.8 years
Miller3479.6 years
Tatsch3480.3 years
Businesses in Gillespie County, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Best Western1Motel 61
Church's Chicken1Nike3
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Cricket Wireless2Quality1
Curves1SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen1Sears1
Days Inn1Sprint Nextel1
Dennys1Subway2
Econo Lodge1Super 81
FedEx2T-Mobile1
GameStop1U-Haul1
Goodwill1UPS4
H&R Block1Walgreens1
Howard Johnson1Walmart1
La Quinta1

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