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Wimberley is a small town in Hays Countymarker, Texasmarker, United Statesmarker. Prior to its incorporation in May 2000, it was a census-designated place (CDP). The population was 3,797 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Wimberley is located at (29.995474, -98.100832). This is southwest of Austinmarker and northeast of San Antoniomarker.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 16.1 square miles (41.8 km2), all of it land.

Sites and Places of Interest

Wimberley was originally known for its pretty rivers and streams, although increasing drought conditions due to higher population density can adversely affect availability of these areas for recreation at any given time. Cypress Creek flows from its origin at Jacob's Well into the incorporated area of Wimberley from the northwest, turns south, and joins the Blanco River which flows through the Wimberley Valley from west to east. The river and creek are popular with tourists and the Wimberley Valley Watershed Association was formed in an effort to help protect the water quality and quantity for both residents and tourists.

The town is visited for its small, unique shops, artistic community, and large number of bed and breakfasts. It is a vacation destination from surrounding metropolitan areas. The two main industries in Wimberley are real estate and lodging provision. The commuting time to Austin or San Antonio is usually around an hour, or more.

The views, birding, and wildlife are draws to the area. Due to its location on the Edwards Plateau, Wimberley is in the Central Flyway for migrating birds and offers excellent birding opportunities for patient observers. The Monarch butterfly also migrates over Wimberley each spring and fall.

Events

The Pie Social

The Pie Social is held annually at the 150 year old Winters-Wimberley house. Members of the community of any age are eligible to enter. Anyone may walk around, sampling pies, and voting on their favorite. There is then a panel of judges who score the pies based on taste, presentation, and other factors.

Market Days

Held the first Saturday of every month at Lion's Field, Market Days is a very popular destination for tourists across the country. Market days gives amateur merchants a chance to begin selling their merchandise to a wide variety of people. A booth at market days may be rented for the year or for only one month. There are many different types of products to be purchased — from peanuts to exotic plants to handmade blades, and many antiques.

Every market days two young girls attend this city function. Carly Simmons and Haley Basurto both partake in organizing the booths and by helping out in the community associated with the Lions club, an organization for market days. Its a very entertaining event that takes place on every first Saturday of the month. We encourage visitors to come visit Wimberley market days.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,797 people, 1,576 households, and 1,076 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 235.3 people per square mile (90.8/km2). There were 1,928 housing units at an average density of 119.5/sq mi (46.1/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.52% White, 0.18% African American, 0.79% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 2.98% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.93% of the population.

There were 1,576 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 28.9% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 89.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $46,042, and the median income for a family was $56,910. Males had a median income of $41,019 versus $26,729 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $25,033. About 3.0% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Wimberley is served by the Wimberley Independent School District.

References

  1. Pie Social


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