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Dripping Springs

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Nature & Parks · Distilleries · Wineries & Vineyards
Dripping Springs is an incorporated town in Hays County, Texas, United States, 21 miles southwest of Austin. The population was 1,788 at the 2010 census.GeographyDripping Springs is located at, 21 miles southwest of Austin. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.3 square miles, all land.The town bills itself as the Gateway to Hill Country, referring to the 25-county region known as Texas Hill Country.EducationThe town of Dripping Springs is served by the Dripping Springs Independent School District. The area is also served by the Pinnacle Campus of Austin Community College.EconomyDripping Springs is part of the Sustainable Places Project, an initiative to help Dripping Springs and other Central Texas cities create livable places that reflect community goals as the cities grow.An HEB grocery store and Home Depot are located near the junction of U.S. Highway 290 and RR 12. Dripping Springs is also the wedding capital of Texas and a tourist spot. The town and surrounding area is recognized as a brewery, distillery, and winery destination.DemographicsAs of the census of 2010, there were 1,788 people, 662 households, and 455 families residing in the town. The population density was 468.7 people per square mile (181.1/km2). There were 723 housing units at an average density of 176.8 per square mile (68.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 81.50% White, 0.90% African American, 1.30% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 16.2% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 29.10% of the population.
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