Dripping Springs, Texas
|Dripping Springs, Texas|
|• Total||3.3 sq mi (8.6 km2)|
|• Land||3.3 sq mi (8.6 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,148 ft (350 m)|
|• Density||468.7/sq mi (181.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|Area code(s)||512 & 737|
|GNIS feature ID||1334617|
Dripping Springs is a city in Hays County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,788 at the 2010 census. The city is located 21 miles west of Austin, and is part of the Greater Austin metropolitan area.
Dripping Springs is located at . According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2), all of it land. The name "Dripping Springs" is actually a misnomer, as the city's springs maintain a steady trickle.(30.191998, -98.085382)
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,788 people, 662 households, and 455 families residing in the city. The population density was 468.7 people per square mile (181.1/km2). There were 723 housing units at an average density of 176.8 per square mile (68.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 81.50% White, 0.90% African American, 1.30% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 16.2% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 29.10% of the population.
There were 662 households out of which 23.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.23.
In the city the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 19, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.8 years. For every 100 females there were 105.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $55,288, and the median income for a family was $61,875. Males had a median income of $51,307 versus $39,798 for females. The per capita income for the city was $28,482. About 5.7% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.
Dripping Springs is part of the Sustainable Places Project, an initiative to help Dripping Springs and other Central Texas cities create livable places that reflect community goals.
The City of Dripping Springs is served by the Dripping Springs Independent School District.
Notable residents and natives
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- Former Democratic State Representative Patrick Rose and his rival predecessor Rick Green, a Republican attorney and motivational speaker.
- Sam Beam, singer/songwriter aka Iron & Wine
- John F. Gregory, inventor of the Gregory-Maksutov telescope, was a resident of Dripping Springs until his death in 2009.
- E. D. Hill, a former host of "Fox and Friends" on Fox News and now CNN
- Leonidas Johnson Rountree, newspaper publisher, was born here in 1868
- Johnny Gimble, Noted Texas fiddle player and songwriter. Played with the Bob Will's Texas Playboys from 1940's through 1960's
- Phillip Sandifer, songwriter, recording artist
- Kurt Neumann, lead singer and guitarist of BoDeans
- Jesse James (customizer) (born 1969), American television personality, motorcycle builder, and ex-husband of Sandra Bullock
- Kyle Chandler (actor), best known for his roles in the television shows Early Edition as Gary Hobson and as Eric Taylor in Friday Night Lights
- Larry Chaney, musician best known as the lead guitarist in the Edwin McCain Band
- Israel Nash Gripka, singer/songwriter aka Israel Nash
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "Leonidas Johnson Rountree". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2010-12-27.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Dripping Springs, Texas.|
- City of Dripping Springs Website
- Dripping Springs Economic Development Website
- Dripping Springs Community Library
- Dripping Springs Youth Sports Association
- Dripping Springs Babble News in and about Dripping Springs
- Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce
- Dripping Springs from the Handbook of Texas Online
- Dripping Springs Sustainable Cities Project