City of Fredericksburg
City Profile - Demographic & Economic Information
Gillespie County is proud of their high employment level of 97%. White Collar jobs account for 54.27% of the employment, Service Industries and Farm 23.74%, and Blue-Collar jobs account for 21.99%.
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.
Hill Country Memorial is a nonprofit, non-tax-supported health care organization with a reputation for delivering remarkable care. Since opening in 1971, HCM has become an 83-bed hospital with state-of-the-art ICU and surgical capabilities. The organization provides 20 services including immediate care, a birthing center, and joint replacement and is consistently ranked one of the nation’s top hospitals. Today, HCM’s 700 employees and 200 volunteers share the vision to “Empower Others. Create Healthy.” Hill Country Memorial’s strength comes from its deep roots in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County, and in return the community continues to support HCM through its Foundation.
Sixty-four doctors serve the community in many private practices and three walk-in clinics throughout the city. The Hill Country Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Center provide children and adult mental health and developmental disabilities services, substance abuse counseling and detoxification services, early childhood intervention programs, and veterans’ issues programs. The Good Samaritan Center is a charitable clinic that provides quality and affordable healthcare as well as health and wellness education to those who otherwise would not be able to afford healthcare.
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.
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Fredericksburg ISD operates four schools in the county, three of which are in the City, with a total adopted expenditure budget of $54,061,669 for the 2022-2023 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 660 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.
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