Profile for Fredericksburg, Texas, TX
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Fredericksburg is a city in Gillespie County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Prince Frederick of Prussia.
The latitude of Fredericksburg is 30.275N. The longitude is -98.871W.
It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,693 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,955.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Fredericksburg demographic reports
Fredericksburg is in the Pedernales River valley.
Former and merged names include:
Settled by German immigrants who, unlike other settlers, maintained a peaceful relationship with the Comanche.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Chester W. Nimitz, naval officer
Local festivals include:
- Food & Wine Fest - Oct. 27, 2007
- Founders Day Festival - May 12, 2007
- Texas Mesquite Art Festival - Oct. 12-14, 2007
- Crawfish Festival - May 25-26, 2007
- Fritz Fest - Sept. 1-2, 2007
- Gillespie County Fair - Aug. 23-26, 2007
- Oktoberfest - Oct. 5-7, 2007
- Windows on Texas Music Festival - Jan. 12-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Fredericksburg web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, Pedernales Falls State Park, Lady Bird Johnson Park
Fredericksburg attractions: Wild Seed Farms
Historic sites and museums: Admiral Nimitz Museum and Historical Center (also known as the National Museum of the Pacific War), George Bush Gallery of the Pacific War, LBJ National Park, Pioneer Museum, Vereins Kirche Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
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Ancestry & family history
39% of Fredericksburg residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fredericksburg ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fredericksburg was $18,788, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Fredericksburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Fredericksburg festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Gillespie County Fair - A
- Founders Day Festival - M
- Oktoberfest - O
- Texas Mesquite Art Festival - O
- Windows on Texas Music Festival - J
- Crawfish Festival - M
- Food & Wine Fest - O
- Fritz Fest - S
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Fredericksburg festival web sites:
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Historic districts in Fredericksburg include Fredericksburg Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Fredericksburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $471. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $820.
Libraries in Fredericksburg include Pioneer Memorial Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Fredericksburg include Fredericksburg Standard
TV stations in Fredericksburg include KBEJ.
Gillespie County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fredericksburg political report.
The average commute time for Fredericksburg workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Fredericksburg include Comfort Inn & Suites, Econo Lodge, Fredericksburg Days Inn Suites, Fredericksburg Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn, La Quinta Inn & Suites Fredericks, Quality Inn Fredericksburg, Super 8.
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