Dripping Springs, Texas

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Dripping Springs, Texas
Location of Dripping Springs, Texas
Location of Dripping Springs, Texas
Hays County DrippingSprings.svg
Coordinates: 30°11′31″N 98°5′7″W / 30.19194°N 98.08528°W / 30.19194; -98.08528Coordinates: 30°11′31″N 98°5′7″W / 30.19194°N 98.08528°W / 30.19194; -98.08528
Country United States
State Texas
County Hays
 • 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)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,788
 • Density 468.7/sq mi (181.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 78620
Area code(s) 512 & 737
FIPS code 48-21424[1]
GNIS feature ID 1334617[2]

Dripping Springs is a city in Hays County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,788 at the 2010 census. Dripping Springs is a suburb of Austin, and is part of the Greater Austin metropolitan area.


Dripping Springs is located at 30°11′31″N 98°05′07″W / 30.191998°N 98.085382°W / 30.191998; -98.085382 (30.191998, -98.085382),[3] 21 miles southwest of Austin. 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 a misnomer, as the city's springs maintain a steady trickle.

The city bills itself as the Gateway to Hill Country, referring to the twenty-five county region known as Texas Hill Country.[4]


The City of Dripping Springs is served by the Dripping Springs Independent School District.[5][6] The area is also served by the Pinnacle Campus of Austin Community College.[7]


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[8] as the cities grow.[9]

An HEB grocery store and Home Depot are located in the middle of town near the junction of U.S. Highway 290 and RR 12.[10] Dripping Springs is also a wedding destination[11] and tourist spot.[12] The city and surrounding area is recognized[13] as a brewery, distillery, and winery destination.


As of the census[14] 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.

Notable residents and natives[edit]


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Dripping Springs has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[20]


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  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "City of Dripping Springs". Retrieved 16 January 2015. 
  5. ^ http://www.dsisd.txed.net/
  6. ^ http://www.dsisdbond.net/index.html
  7. ^ http://www.austincc.edu/locations/campuses/pinnacle-campus
  8. ^ "Final Plan Presentation 12/10 | Dripping Springs SPP". Drippingsprings.sustainableplacesproject.com. 2012-06-13. Retrieved 2014-01-12. 
  9. ^ http://impactnews.com/austin-metro/lake-travis-westlake/real-estate-growth-trending-westward/
  10. ^ "Signs of growth springing up - Austin Business Journal". Bizjournals.com. 2013-02-15. Retrieved 2014-01-12. 
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  12. ^ "A foodie's guide to Dripping Springs | Relish Austin". www.austin360.com. 2013-08-31. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 
  13. ^ http://austin.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/02-06-14-a-growing-enclave-of-craft-food-and-beverage-makers-makes-for-a-tasty-drive-to-dripping-springs/
  14. ^ "American FactFinder - Community Facts". Factfinder2.census.gov. 2010-10-05. Retrieved 2014-01-12. 
  15. ^ "Leonidas Johnson Rountree". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2010-12-27. 
  16. ^ "Welcome to Johnny Gimble's world of Texas Swing!". Johnnygimble.com. Retrieved 2014-01-12. 
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  20. ^ Climate Summary for Dripping Springs, Texas

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