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Giddings is a city in Lee County.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Giddings is 30.182N. The longitude is -96.936W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 505 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,386.


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Median household income
Local
$31,046
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Giddings demographic reports
Railroad workers of Wendish, or Slavic, descent settled here in the 1870s.

Outlaw Bill Longley was hanged here in 1878

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 26. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.9 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Lee County Fair & Rodeo - May 17-19, 2007
  • Texas Word Wranglers Festival - Sept. 14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Giddings web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Lee County Museum, Schubert-Fletcher House, Winedale Historical Center, Serbin Community/Wendish Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

23% of Giddings residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Giddings ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Giddings was $14,768, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of Giddings residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Giddings, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $354.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $725.


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Libraries in Giddings include Giddings Public Library ... View libraries

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Lee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Giddings political report.

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The average commute time for Giddings workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Giddings include Ramada Limited at Giddings, Super 8.

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