Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg, Texas, is a charming and historic town in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, known for its picturesque streets, German heritage, and vibrant arts and culture scene. Established by German immigrants in 1846, it retains much of its old-world charm with well-preserved architecture and traditional celebrations. The town is a popular destination for its wineries, unique shops, and antique stores. Fredericksburg is also notable for its proximity to the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, offering abundant outdoor activities. The area’s rich history, combined with its modern amenities and natural beauty, makes Fredericksburg a compelling place for both visitors and residents.

Fredericksburg, Texas, nestled in the Texas Hill Country, stands as a unique blend of German heritage and Texan hospitality. Founded on May 8, 1846, by Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels, Germany, the town was named after Prince Frederick of Prussia. It was established by the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas and has maintained much of its German cultural roots, evident in its architecture, festivals, and the bilingual nature of its early settlers.

Today, Fredericksburg is renowned for its historic Main Street, where visitors can explore over 150 shops, art galleries, and restaurants. The town's architecture is a showcase of beautifully preserved 19th-century homes and buildings, including the Vereins Kirche, a central octagonal-shaped building in the Marktplatz and a symbol of the town’s heritage.

Fredericksburg is also a hub for Texas wine production, featuring more than 50 wineries and tasting rooms in the surrounding area. The local wine industry contributes to its reputation as a premier destination for wine enthusiasts.

Cultural attractions include the Pioneer Museum, which offers insights into the life of early German settlers, and the National Museum of the Pacific War, dedicated to World War II's Pacific theater, honoring local hero Admiral Chester W. Nimitz.

The surrounding landscape offers a wealth of outdoor activities, with Enchanted Rock State Natural Area being a highlight. This massive pink granite dome is popular for hiking, rock climbing, and stargazing, drawing visitors from across the state and beyond.

Fredericksburg's blend of cultural richness, historical depth, and natural beauty makes it a distinctive and appealing destination in the heart of Texas, attracting tourists and history buffs alike.

Overview for Fredericksburg, TX

10,864 people live in Fredericksburg, where the median age is 51.1 and the average individual income is $39,279. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

10,864

Total Population

51.1 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$39,279

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Fredericksburg, TX

Fredericksburg has 5,091 households, with an average household size of 2.08. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Fredericksburg do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 10,864 people call Fredericksburg home. The population density is 1,181.8 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

10,864

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

51.1

Median Age

46.17 / 53.83%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
5,091

Total Households

2.08

Average Household Size

$39,279

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Fredericksburg, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby Fredericksburg. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Ambleside School Of Fredericksburg
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
St Mary's Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Gillespie County High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Fredericksburg Elementary
PUBLIC
2nd - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 1st
No rating available
Fredericksburg High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
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