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People

Total Population 4,988
Male Share of the Population 50.8%
Female Share of the Population 49.2%
Senior Citizens 13.8%
Employed Population 16+ 1,715
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 51.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.7%
Median Earnings25+ $21,620
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,196
Median Earnings With High School Degree $19,006

Wealth

Median Family Income $33,841
% Above Poverty Level 65.2%
% Below Poverty Level 34.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 9.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 23.2%
Median Gross Rent $816
Median House Value $83,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 48.6%
US/American 0%
English 3.2%
Irish 13.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Granite Shoals Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 42 miles W of Round Rock, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 44 miles NW of Austin, Texas
County Burnet
Standard Zip Codes 78654
Phone Area Codes 830
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.588
Longitude -98.383

Granite Shoals Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BURNET
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 59 F
Apr Temp 53 to 77 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 54 to 79 F
Annual Precip 32.4 inches
Station JOHNSON CITY
Distance 21.2 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
Station DRIPPING SPRINGS 6 E
Distance 35.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Burnet 6,104 $44,880
Cottonwood Shores 1,414 $58,125
Highland Haven 451 $64,375

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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