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Overview

Introduction to Fredericksburg, Texas

Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie county, is 63 miles N of San Antonio, Texas.

Fredericksburg History

Fredericksburg, which was established in 1846 by a group of about 150 German immigrants, was named "Fredericksburg" in honor of Prince Frederick of Prussia. After these settlers planted corn, the population increased to a thousand as new immigrants arrived. A Catholic school was established in 1856. The citizens of the city initially refused to learn English and English-speaking teachers were not appointed. In 1913, the city became a part of the San Antonio, Fredericksburg and Northern Railway. Fredericksburg still celebrates its German heritage with events like men's Wild Game Dinner, women's Damenfest, and the Oktoberfest.

Fredericksburg and Nearby Attractions

  • Admiral Nimitz Museum and Historical Center
  • Pioneer Museum and Vereins Kirche
  • Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
  • Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
  • SeaWorld San Antonio

Things To Do In Fredericksburg

Exhibits displayed at the Admiral Nimitz Museum and Historical Center narrate the exploits of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz during the Second World War. Fredericksburg is home to the Pioneer Museum and Vereins Kirche. The Pioneer Museum features over 1,000 artifacts reflecting the domestic life, ranching and farming, and commerce of the region during the 19th and early 20th century. Various historically significant memorabilia are housed in the Hill Country Museum. The nearby Longhorn Cavern State Park is popular for its cave tours and nature trails. The 1,643-acre Enchanted Rock State Natural Area on the Big Sandy Creek offers opportunities for hiking, climbing, and camping. Among other popular attractions are the San Antonio Zoo, Kerrville-Schreiner State Park, and SeaWorld San Antonio.

Fredericksburg Transportation

Air transportation is available from San Antonio International Airport.

Fredericksburg Higher Education

Schreiner University, Texas State University, and Saint Mary's University of San Antonio are some of the colleges near Fredericksburg.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,997
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens30%
Employed Population 16+4,484
Age of the Population49

Families

% of people married49.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.4%
Median Earnings25+$25,844
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,952
Median Earnings With High School Degree$17,636

Wealth

Median Family Income$68,622
% Above Poverty Level87.4%
% Below Poverty Level12.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone36%
Median Gross Rent$933
Median House Value$246,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28.4%
Irish13.1%
English10.9%
Scottish2.7%
Dutch2.4%
Italian1.8%
Norwegian1.7%
Hungarian1.7%
Swedish1.7%
French Except Basque1.3%
Czech0.9%
Finnish0.7%
Polish0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Swiss0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
African0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Australian0.2%
German0.2%
Arab0.2%
Austrian0.1%
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Fredericksburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Gillespie County
Standard Zip Codes78624
Phone Area Codes830
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.27
Approximate Longitude-98.87

Fredericksburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationFREDERICKSBURG
Distance3.9 miles
Jan Temp36 to 61 F
Apr Temp54 to 79 F
Jul Temp70 to 93 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip31.6 inches
StationJOHNSON CITY
Distance27.2 miles
Jan Temp33 to 61 F
Apr Temp51 to 80 F
Jul Temp70 to 96 F
Oct Temp54 to 82 F
Annual Precip33.1 inches
StationBOERNE
Distance33.9 miles
Jan Temp34 to 60 F
Apr Temp52 to 78 F
Jul Temp69 to 92 F
Oct Temp54 to 80 F
Annual Precip37.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Kerrville22,926$52,054

Fredericksburg Public Libraries

Pioneer Memorial Library
115 W MAIN ST
Fredericksburg, Texas
(830) 997-6513

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Fredericksburg Hospitals

Hill Country Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
1020 State Highway 16

Fredericksburg Public Schools

Alter Sch
1110 S Adams
ZIP: 78624
(830) 990-4598
High
Total Enrollment 17
Fredericksburg El
1608 N Adams
ZIP: 78624
(830) 997-9595
Primary
Total Enrollment 996
Fredericksburg H S
1107 Hwy 16 S
ZIP: 78624
(830) 997-7551
High
Total Enrollment 963
Fredericksburg Middle
110 W Travis St
ZIP: 78624
(830) 997-7657
Middle
Total Enrollment 644
Fredericksburg Pri
1110 S Adams St
ZIP: 78624
(830) 997-7421
Primary
Total Enrollment 283

Fredericksburg Private Schools

Ambleside School Of Fredericksburg
106 S Edison St
ZIP: 78624
Elementary
Total Enrollment 49
Fredericksburg Christian School
1208 N Milam St
ZIP: 78624
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 31
Heritage School
310 Smokehouse Rd
ZIP: 78624
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 210
St Mary's Elementary School
202 S Orange St
ZIP: 78624
Elementary
Total Enrollment 243
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