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Dripping Springs is a city in Hays Countymarker, Texasmarker, United Statesmarker. The population was 1,548 at the 2000 census; it was 1,666 in the 2005 census estimate.


Dripping Springs is located at (30.191998, -98.085382) , 21 miles west of Austinmarker.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,548 people, 554 households, and 418 families residing in the city. The population density was 468.7 people per square mile (181.1/km2). There were 584 housing units at an average density of 176.8/sq mi (68.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 86.50% White, 0.26% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 10.59% from other races, and 1.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.73% of the population.

There were 554 households out of which 41.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.6% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 105.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $47,212, and the median income for a family was $57,880. Males had a median income of $40,393 versus $30,862 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,741. About 5.1% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.7% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.


  • Johnny Cash wrote and recorded a song called "Down at Drippin' Springs."
  • Dripping Springs is home to singer/songwriter Sam Beam (Iron & Wine)
  • John F. Gregory, inventor of the Gregory-Maksutov telescope, was a resident of Dripping Springs until his death in 2009.
  • Dripping Springs is home to author and member of the Dixie Duo Jessica Colla.
  • Dripping Springs is the birthplace of E. D. Hill, a former host of "Fox and Friends" on the Fox News Network.
  • The name "Dripping Springs" is actually a misnomer; the town's spring clearly maintains a steady trickle.


The City of Dripping Springs is served by the Dripping Springs Independent School District.There is also a private elementary school (K-6), Dripping Springs Christian Academy.


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