Fredericksburg

The town sits peacefully amid bluebonnets, lie oaks, rolling hills, and fresh Texas air.
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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

Welcome to Fredericksburg

 
Experience the best of small-town living with access to award-winning wine, natural treasures, culture, and more
 
 
 
Fredericksburg is a quaint town between San Antonio and Austin in the Texas Hill Country. The community was founded by German immigrants and settlers in 1846. Someplace between a German village and a small Texas town, Fredericksburg seamlessly combines biergartens, cacti, and tumbleweeds. The town sits peacefully amid bluebonnets, lie oaks, rolling hills, and fresh Texas air. 
 
Despite its proximity to large cities, Fredericksburg maintains a small-town feel. Its unique German heritage, picturesque Hill Country scenery, old-fashioned traditions, wineries, museums, and other attractions contribute to this small town’s charm. Real estate options are slightly different than what you’d find in a big city and include luxury homes, ranches, and vacant lots.
 

What to Love

 
  • Quaint Germanic town
  • It’s at the heart of Texas wine country
  • Family-friendly community
 

Local Lifestyle

 
Fredericksburg has something for everyone, including live music, museums, national historic landmarks, award-winning shopping, festivals, county fairs, and Texas wine country. You can always enjoy small pleasures like live music over a glass of wine or explore the great outdoors. 
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

 
One aspect of Fredericksburg that has stood the test of time is the historic storefronts and restaurants on Main Street. You’ll find boutique stores, art galleries, and artisan gifts and treats. Start your evening at 78624 Bar for live music and drinks before heading to Vaudeville for dinner. Other great dinner spots on Main Street include Otto’s German Bistro and Hill & Vine


Of course, you wouldn’t be a local if you didn’t indulge in authentic German food like schnitzels, beer gardens, and sauerbraten (German pot roast). More than 70 restaurants in Fredericksburg serve delicious food and handcrafted beers, including German specialty restaurant Der Lindenbaum and Cabernet Grill
 
With over 100 vineyards and tasting rooms in Fredericksburg, this is one of the most-visited wine destinations in the country. The best way to experience what they offer is to participate in the Texas Wine Trail. You can book a shuttle service to safely transport you through the different wineries on the wine trail.
 

Things to Do

 
Fredericksburg’s most iconic outdoor activity is Enchanted Rock, a granite monolith located 17 miles north of the town. It rises 1,875 feet in elevation and sits on a 1,643-acre park with campgrounds, trails, rock climbing, and guided tours. 
 
Wildseed Farms is another popular playground for outdoorsy people. The fields teem with flowers of every hue in the summer and spring. The farm also has butterfly gardens, trails, and endless photography opportunities. 
 
If you are a history buff, living in Fredericksburg will be heavenly. German historic tours, architecture, homes, and museums offer an opportunity to travel back in time. Learn about World War II at the National Museum of the Pacific War or trace the story of the German settlers in this area at the Pioneer Museum Complex. 
 
The Gillespie County Airport is another revered landmark where you can take a nostalgia trip. Its Hangar Hotel feels like time-traveling to a bygone era with a design resembling a World War II military hangar. The on-site Airport Diner serves retro dishes with warplane-themed names. 
 
There is no shortage of festivals and events to attend in Fredericksburg, as the town hosts over 400 each year. Highlights include Wildflower Events in April, Oktoberfest in October, Light the Christmas Parade in December, and Hill Country Film Festival in June. 
 

Schools

 
Fredericksburg is zoned within the Fredericksburg Independent School District. Some of the best schools in the area include;
 
 
 
 

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

0-9:

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
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
5,091

Total Households

2.08

Average Household Size

$39,279

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

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

Around Fredericksburg, TX

There's plenty to do around Fredericksburg, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

63
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
40
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including BB’s Billards & Bowling, Fredericksburg Pecan Company, and Ferris & Fletch Wine Co.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 0.74 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.89 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.59 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.84 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.61 miles 23 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.71 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

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
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 1st
No rating available
Fredericksburg Elementary
PUBLIC
2nd - 5th
3/5
Ambleside School Of Fredericksburg
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Fredericksburg High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
St Mary's Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
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