Dripping Springs is a very small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 2,483 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, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dripping Springs who work in management occupations (12.47%), maintenance occupations (11.01%), and office and administrative support (10.59%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.11% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Because of many things, Dripping Springs is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Dripping Springs really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Dripping Springs perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In terms of college education, Dripping Springs is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.83% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Dripping Springs in 2010 was $25,343, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $101,372 for a family of four. However, Dripping Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Dripping Springs is a somewhat 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 Native American. 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 35.39% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Dripping Springs include Irish, English, French , and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Dripping Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.