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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Gillespie County is 25,179, which is 20.97% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 25.13% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Gillespie County population density is 23.72 people per square mile, which is much lower than the state average density of 97.14 people per square mile and is much lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Gillespie County is white, which represent 96.43% of the total population. The average Gillespie County education level is higher than the state average and is about the same as the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 25,179. #101

Population Growth Since 2000, #43

Gillespie County

Population Density, #119

Gillespie County
23.72 per square mile
97.14 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:24,281 (96.43%, #14)
Black:58 (0.23%, #232)
Hispanic:5,281 (20.97%, #158)
Asian:91 (0.36%, #149)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):137 (0.54%, #115)
One Race, Other:258 (1.02%, see rank)
Two or More Races:354 (1.41%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:4,457 (84.40%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:25 (0.47%, see rank)
Cuban:0 (0.00%, see rank)
Central American:24 (0.45%, see rank)
South American:63 (1.19%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

22,219 (88.24%) out of the total population of 25,179 reported first ancestry.

 Gillespie County% of the Total PopulationTexasU.S.
Arab810.32%, see rank0.41%0.56%
Czech1310.52%, see rank0.78%0.47%
Danish1440.57%, see rank0.18%0.42%
Dutch3331.32%, see rank0.82%1.40%
English2,57010.21%, see rank6.41%8.02%
French7583.01%, see rank2.40%3.34%
German9,64238.29%, see rank10.11%15.03%
Greek180.07%, see rank0.18%0.41%
Hungarian1220.48%, see rank0.15%0.46%
Irish2,68210.65%, see rank7.15%10.80%
Italian5822.31%, see rank1.91%5.52%
Norwegian2691.07%, see rank0.51%1.42%
Polish1440.57%, see rank1.09%3.01%
Portuguese360.14%, see rank0.12%0.44%
Russian630.25%, see rank0.31%0.92%
Scotch-Irish8073.21%, see rank1.03%0.99%
Scottish5992.38%, see rank1.41%1.72%
Subsaharan African320.13%, see rank0.98%0.95%
Swedish2651.05%, see rank0.57%1.27%
Swiss1750.70%, see rank0.12%0.30%
Ukrainian340.14%, see rank0.08%0.31%
American1,5176.02%, see rank5.70%7.12%
Welsh2020.80%, see rank0.37%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 12,185 (48.39%, see rank)
Females: 12,994 (51.61%, see rank)

Gillespie County
Male: 48.39%
Female: 51.61%
Male: 49.63%
Female: 50.37%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Gillespie County
50.20 years old
33.90 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Gillespie County
48.10 years old
32.90 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Gillespie County
52.00 years old
35.00 years old
38.80 years old

 Gillespie County% of the Total PopulationTexasU.S.
Under 5 years1,2264.87%, see rank7.44%6.36%
5 to 9 years1,2464.95%, see rank7.58%6.51%
10 to 14 years1,5396.11%, see rank7.42%6.59%
15 to 19 years1,3685.43%, see rank7.25%6.85%
20 to 24 years1,2995.16%, see rank7.36%7.13%
25 to 34 years1,8737.44%, see rank14.44%13.47%
35 to 44 years2,4599.77%, see rank13.63%12.96%
45 to 54 years3,20812.74%, see rank13.23%14.09%
55 to 64 years3,88915.45%, see rank10.74%12.29%
65 to 74 years3,62014.38%, see rank6.32%7.64%
75 to 84 2,4609.77%, see rank3.33%4.25%
85 years and over9923.94%, see rank1.27%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Gillespie CountyTexasU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population18,501, 100%16,426,730209,056,129
Less Than High School2,520, 13.62%, see rank18.42%13.67%
High School Graduate4,776, 25.81%, see rank25.24%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree5,048, 27.29%, see rank29.26%29.09%
Bachelor Degree4,095, 22.13%, see rank17.95%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree2,062, 11.15%, see rank9.14%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.67, see rank13.2113.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Gillespie County TexasU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten61070.98%29.02%77.20%22.80%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)2,28084.39%, see rank15.61%, see rank93.58%6.42%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)1,18189.67%, see rank10.33%, see rank93.90%6.10%90.60%9.40%
College77560.65%, see rank39.35%, see rank85.12%14.88%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School5844.83%, see rank55.17%, see rank72.33%27.67%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Gillespie CountyTexasU.S.
Total Households10,606, 100%9,013,582116,211,092
Average Household Size2.33, see rank2.832.63
1 Person Households3,093, 29.16%, see rank24.94%27.57%
2 or More Person Households7,513, 70.84%, see rank75.06%72.43%
Family Households (Families)7,217, 68.05%, see rank69.65%66.22%
Average Family Size2.91, see rank3.513.32
Married-Couple Family6,041, 56.96%, see rank50.22%48.42%
Nonfamily Households3,389, 31.95%, see rank30.35%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Gillespie County%TexasU.S.
15 Years and Over Total21,168see rank20,238,160252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over10,063100%, see rank9,961,996123,281,364
Never Married1,93119.19%, see rank34.84%35.77%
Married6,61665.75%, see rank53.50%52.04%
Widowed5255.22%, see rank2.24%2.57%
Divorced9919.85%, see rank9.43%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over11,105100%, see rank10,276,164129,692,771
Never Married1,97517.78%, see rank28.43%29.48%
Married6,25156.29%, see rank51.21%49.19%
Widowed1,42712.85%, see rank8.06%9.16%
Divorced1,45213.08%, see rank12.30%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Gillespie County%TexasU.S.
Native22,94091.11%, see rank83.53%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence16,84466.90%, see rank60.31%58.73%
Born in Different State5,89023.39%, see rank21.93%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
2060.82%, see rank1.29%1.42%
Foreign Born2,2398.89%, see rank16.47%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship8373.32%, see rank5.58%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship1,4025.57%, see rank10.89%7.09%
Born In Europe1350.54%, see rank0.71%1.53%
Born In Asia1110.44%, see rank3.19%3.82%
Born In Africa610.24%, see rank0.61%0.55%
Born In Oceania110.04%, see rank0.04%0.07%
Born In Latin America1,9217.63%, see rank11.74%6.83%
Born In Northern America00.00%, see rank0.18%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Gillespie County%TexasU.S.
English8,11976.55%, see rank65.20%79.39%
Spanish1,51814.31%, see rank28.41%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages9128.60%, see rank2.71%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages410.39%, see rank2.87%3.36%
Other160.15%, see rank0.81%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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