Dripping Springs, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dripping Springs, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Dripping Springs had a population of 2,751 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Dripping Springs is located at latitude 30.192 and longitude -98.081 in Hays County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dripping Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hays County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,148 feet.

The City of Dripping Springs (GNIS ID: 2410357) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Dripping Springs is located within Dripping Springs-Wimberley Division of Hays County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dripping Springs population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Dripping Springs, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,751
Daytime Population: Workers 3,159
Daytime Population: Residents 1,467
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,626
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.68
Population in Households 2,718
Population in Familes 2,379
Population in Group Qrtrs 33
Population Density2 430
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $99,093
Average Household Income $125,044
Per Capita Income $45,217


Total Housing Units 1,086 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 791 (72.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 220 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 75 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $368,342
Average Home Value $397,120


Total Households 1,011
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 774
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 3.35% 4.3%
Households 3.42% 4.35%
Families 4.46% 4.16%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   2.07%

Dripping Springs, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dripping Springs to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 598 66th
Population Density # 1246 29th
Diversity Index # 844 52nd
Median Household Income # 92 95th
Per Capita Income # 111 94th

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