Gillespie County

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Gillespie County, Texas

101 W Main St Unit 13
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Phone: (830) 997-6515
Fax: (830) 997-9958
www.gillespiecounty.org

In central TX, west of Austin; established Feb 23, 1848 from Bexar County. Name Origin: For Robert Addison Gillespie (?-1846), Texas Ranger killed during the Mexican War

Area (sq mi):: 1061.48 (land 1061.06; water 0.42) Population per square mile: 21.80
Population 2005: 23,088 State rank: 104 Population change: 2000-20005 10.90%; 1990-2000 21.00% Population 2000: 20,814 (White 82.80%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 15.90%; Asian 0.20%; Other 6.80%). Foreign born: 7.00%. Median age: 46.30
Income 2000: per capita $20,423; median household $38,109; Population below poverty level: 10.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,462-$27,424
Unemployment (2004): 3.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.50% Median travel time to work: 21.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 17.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Fredericksburg County seat (10,087)

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