City of Fredericksburg

City Profile - Demographic & Economic Information

*The Retail Coach, October 2023

Community - Demographic Snapshot


Economy

According to the Gillespie County Economic Development Commission, “Typically, people come for the unparalleled outdoor activities or a romantic weekend and decide to stay for the lifestyle, and because they find they can grow successful businesses, fueled by a constant and international stream of prosperous, educated patrons. A bustling tourist area also requires many ancillary businesses and support services – fertile ground, if you will, for imagination. And the community is ripe with opportunities for development.” Target industries include agriculture, tourism, aviation maintenance, metal fabrication and machinery, and specialty food and beverage.

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Healthcare


Methodist Hospital Hill Country

1020 S State Hwy 16

Fredericksburg, TX 78624

(830) 997-4353


Peterson Medical Associates

97 Hitchin Post Trail

Fredericksburg, TX 78624

(830) 307-5002





Culture and Recreation


With historic sites, museums, shopping, live music, parks, trails, fine arts, golfing, spas, 70 wineries, and events every weekend, tourists and citizens alike will always find something to do in Fredericksburg. History lovers can visit the National Museum of the Pacific War, the Pioneer Museum, Fort Martin Scott, the Texas Rangers Heritage Center, and many other areas of interest that celebrate the German heritage and life in the Hill Country. Antique and boutique shopping awaits those with shopping on their agendas. The Municipal Golf Course plays like a resort course. Events such as Oktoberfest, the County Fair, Food and Wine Fest, the Christmas Parade, and Founders Day bring the community together in celebration. The abundance of wineries, breweries, and bed and breakfasts draw tourists to celebrate life’s milestones. Enchanted Rock remains a favorite with hikers, and the miles and miles of gorgeous country roads are perfect for bicyclists who enjoy beautiful scenery along with their rides.

Texas Hill Country Area Map

City Map - Local Destinations

Education


Fredericksburg ISD operates four schools in the county, three of which are in the City, with a total adopted expenditure budget of $61,762,681 for the 2023-2024 school year. The high school draws students from throughout Gillespie County.


Fredericksburg also has three private schools: St. Mary’s School, Ambleside School of Fredericksburg, and Heritage School. The total enrollment of these schools is about 739 students.



The Hill Country University Center serves as a post-secondary education center for Central Texas College and Texas Tech University. The program was established in 2002 and moved into the current $5.5 million, state-of-the-art Academic Center in 2010. A University Center Master Plan was adopted in September 2017, with updating programming including nursing, visual arts, performing arts, and vocational training. The campus will also expand to include student housing, the Texas Center for Wine and Culinary Arts, walking and biking trails, and abundant green space.



89.0% of residents aged 25 years and older have obtained at least a high school diploma. 23.1% of residents aged 25 years and older have at least a bachelor’s degree.

Local Transportation and Utilities Information

Local Transportation and Utilities Information