Dripping Springs, Texas

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Dripping Springs, Texas

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High Points

Dripping Springs strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Texas):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Dripping Springs Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Dripping Springs Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Dripping Springs College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Dripping Springs, Texas

Comparing Dripping Springs to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Texas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 8 9
Racial Diversity 7 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 4
Age of the Population 4 7
Senior Citizens 2 3
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 7
Portion of People Married 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 9
College Educated Adults 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 7 8
People Above Poverty 5 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 6 8
Short Commute Times 3 3
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
People Living Alone 3 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2
Affordability of Rents 1 1

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Dripping Springs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 21 miles W of Austin, Texas
County Hays
Metro Area Austin - San Marcos
Standard Zip Codes 78620
Phone Area Codes 512
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.19
Longitude -98.086

Dripping Springs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 61 F
Apr Temp 55 to 80 F
Jul Temp 71 to 95 F
Oct Temp 57 to 81 F
Annual Precip 34 inches
Distance 20.8 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 61 F
Apr Temp 51 to 80 F
Jul Temp 70 to 96 F
Oct Temp 54 to 82 F
Annual Precip 33.1 inches
Distance 24.1 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 62 F
Apr Temp 58 to 80 F
Jul Temp 74 to 95 F
Oct Temp 60 to 82 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
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Dripping Springs Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,548 100%
Male 794 51.3%
Female 754 48.7%
Under 18 455 29.4%
18+ 1,093 70.6%
65+ 156 10.1%
Median Age 36.3
Average Family Size 3.24
White 1,339 86.5%
African-American 4 0.3%
Asian 3 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.5%
Other 164 10.6%
Mixed Race 30 1.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 290 18.7%

Estimated Dripping Springs Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,666
Growth 118
Growth % 7.6%

Dripping Springs Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.6%
German 17.3%
English 11.7%
Irish 7.7%
US/American 6.2%
Scotch-Irish 4%
French (except Basque) 3.1%
Scottish 1.4%
Greek 1.3%
Swedish 1.3%
European 1.2%
Dutch 0.9%
Czech 0.9%
Polish 0.8%
Acadian/Cajun 0.7%
British 0.7%
Australian 0.6%
Swiss 0.6%
Norwegian 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
Slavic 0.4%
Italian 0.3%
Russian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
British West Indian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Dripping Springs, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Henly (78620)
Mount Sharp (78620)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dripping Springs 1,548 $57,880
Bee Cave 656 $130,028
Briarcliff 895 $82,507
Lakeway 8,002 $94,266
San Leanna 384 $69,688
Wimberley 3,797 $56,910
Woodcreek 1,274 $60,703

Dripping Springs Public Libraries

Dripping Springs Community Library
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(512) 858-7825
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Dripping Springs High Schools (2004)

Serves 1,062 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

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