Dripping Springs is a very small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 4,667 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Dripping Springs is the 655th largest community in Texas.
Dripping Springs home prices are not only among the most expensive in Texas, but Dripping Springs real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Dripping Springs is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dripping Springs is a city of service providers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dripping Springs who work in maintenance occupations (15.40%), management occupations (10.86%), and sales jobs (10.07%).
Of important note, Dripping Springs is also a city of artists. Dripping Springs has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Dripping Springs’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Dripping Springs telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.63% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Dripping Springs is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Dripping Springs’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
The citizens of Dripping Springs are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.55% of adults in Dripping Springs have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Dripping Springs in 2010 was $36,235, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $144,940 for a family of four. However, Dripping Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Dripping Springs is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Dripping Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dripping Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Dripping Springs also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.59% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Dripping Springs include German, European, Irish, English, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Dripping Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.