Ranger, Texas

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Population in 2013: 2,451 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.1%
 
Males: 1,230  (50.2%)
Females: 1,221  (49.8%)
Median resident age:  35.4 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 76470.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,034 (it was $22,500 in 2000)
Ranger:

$28,034
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,098 (it was $11,698 in 2000)

Ranger city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $48,854 (it was $22,000 in 2000)
Ranger:

$48,854
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $47,657; Detached houses: $47,502; Townhouses or other attached units: $168,980; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $67,592; Mobile homes: $38,876

Median gross rent in 2012: $527.

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  • White alone - 1,917 (77.7%)
  • Hispanic - 410 (16.6%)
  • Black alone - 85 (3.4%)
  • Two or more races - 26 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 25 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.04%)

Races in Ranger detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ranger: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (14.7%), Irish (12.2%), English (6.3%), United States (5.6%), Greek (2.4%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1441 feet

Land area: 7.00 square miles.

Population density: 350 people per square mile   (very low).

Ranger,TX real estate house value index trend

Ranger, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Ranger:

  • High school or higher: 77.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Unemployed: 19.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ranger city:

  • Never married: 39.0%
  • Now married: 33.5%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 17.4%

87 residents are foreign born (0.5% Latin America, 0.5% Africa).

This city:  3.1%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Ranger, Texas as of May 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Ranger to the number of sex offenders is 154 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $557 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $559 (0.9%)

Ranger satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Abilene, TX (62.4 miles , pop. 115,930).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (80.4 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (112.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Eastland, TX (3.1 miles ), Strawn, TX (3.4 miles ), Mingus, TX (3.9 miles ), Carbon, TX (4.1 miles ), Gorman, TX (4.2 miles ), Cisco, TX (4.3 miles ), Gordon, TX (4.3 miles ), Breckenridge, TX (4.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $52,800
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000

Latitude: 32.47 N, Longitude: 98.68 W

Area code: 254

Ranger household income distribution Ranger home values distribution

Crime rates in Ranger by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2006 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00200000
per 100,000 0.00.077.50.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 31201012
per 100,000 113.537.177.50.039.10.039.779.7
Robberies 10100201
per 100,000 37.80.038.70.00.078.20.039.8
Assaults 11101131171211
per 100,000 416.2370.5426.0115.1430.2273.9476.2438.2
Burglaries 629303423313518
per 100,000 227.01074.51161.91304.2899.51212.81388.9717.1
Thefts 1249412744324530
per 100,000 454.01815.51587.91035.71720.81252.01785.71195.2
Auto thefts 45421172
per 100,000 151.3185.3154.976.739.139.1277.879.7
Arson 21100010
per 100,000 75.737.138.70.00.00.039.70.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.6) 230.6265.3469.1161.2251.3215.5316.6266.7

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Ranger detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 7 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.38
Texas average:

2.17
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.9%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -252 (-8.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Religious workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)

Work and jobs in Ranger: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Ranger, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ranger-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 61% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 47.3 miles away from the Ranger city center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/21/1979, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.8 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Ranger-area historical earthquake activity is near Texas state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 127.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 315.7 miles away from Ranger center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 258.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 199.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 160.6 miles away from Ranger center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 171.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Eastland County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 7, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ranger topographic map

Birthplace of: Ted Neeley - Composer, Bob Smith (American football) - Football player, Bobby Cross - Football player, Buster Mills - Baseball player and coach, Eve Southern - Actress.

Hospitals and medical centers in Ranger:

  • RANGER GENERAL HOSPITAL (HIGHWAY 80 WEST)
  • RANGER CARE CENTER (460 W MAIN ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Ranger:

  • GIRLING HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; EASTLAND, TX)
  • NORTHVIEW DEVELOPMENT CENTER (Hospital, about 10 miles away; EASTLAND, TX)
  • EASTLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; EASTLAND, TX)
  • ROCK HOUSE SPRINGS I I (Hospital, about 10 miles away; EASTLAND, TX)
  • VALLEY VIEW HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; EASTLAND, TX)
  • VALLEY VIEW LODGE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; EASTLAND, TX)
  • EASTLAND HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; EASTLAND, TX)

Airports located in Ranger:

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College/University in Ranger:

  • Ranger College (Full-time enrollment: 1,429; Location: 1100 College Circle; Public; Website: www.rangercollege.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ranger:

  • Cisco College (about 19 miles; Cisco, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,687)
  • Tarleton State University (about 32 miles; Stephenville, TX; FT enrollment: 8,882)
  • Weatherford College (about 55 miles; Weatherford, TX; FT enrollment: 4,080)
  • Abilene Christian University (about 61 miles; Abilene, TX; FT enrollment: 4,025)
  • Texas Christian University (about 79 miles; Fort Worth, TX; FT enrollment: 9,131)
  • Tarrant County College District (about 81 miles; Fort Worth, TX; FT enrollment: 33,775)
  • The University of Texas at Arlington (about 93 miles; Arlington, TX; FT enrollment: 27,453)

Public high school in Ranger:

Public elementary/middle schools in Ranger:

See full list of schools located in Ranger

Library in Ranger:

  • RANGER CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $33,374; Location: 718 PINE ST; 9,492 books; 471 audio materials; 203 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 50 state licensed databases; 30 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: Ranger Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Ranger include: Church of Christ (A), Catholic Church Saint Rita (B), Church of God (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Evergreen Cemetery (1), Pioneer Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Central Texas Historical & Genealogicl Prsrvtn Inc (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1505 West Loop 254).

Hotel: Best Value Motel (6750 I-20 Exit 349).

Court: Ranger City - Municipal Court (400 West Main Street).

Eastland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.6%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.2% for Black residents, 11.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 27.6% for other race residents, 8.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.3%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.4%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
229 people in college/university student housing in 2010
35 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
244 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000
39 people in nursing homes in 2000

Ranger, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Ranger compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Ranger (2011 data):

  • First Financial Bank, National Association: Ranger Branch at 106 Main Street, branch established on 1928/02/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $189.3 mil, Deposits: $164.6 mil, headquarters in Eastland, TX, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: First Financial Bankshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Ranger travel time to work - commute Ranger mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (48%)
  • Utility gas (42%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ranger city (based on Eastland County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 76.47%
Here: 76.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents63.5%12.0%11.1%3.6%3.4%
Congregations42.4%7.6%16.7%4.5%3.0%
NameLutheran ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)Church of the NazareneOther
Adherents1.7%0.8%0.8%0.8%2.5%
Congregations1.5%3.0%3.0%1.5%16.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Eastland County:

2.73 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Eastland County:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Eastland County:

9.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.2%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Eastland County:

26.4%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

27.7%
State:

15.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,214$26,5680$0
Other Government Administration 1$2,214$26,5680$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,496$29,9520$0
Police Protection - Officers 6$14,156$28,3120$0
Firefighters 2$7,441$44,6460$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$4,196
Health 2$7,442$44,6520$0
Sewerage 0$0 1$1,506
Water Supply 6$10,620$21,2400$0
Local Libraries 1$1,457$17,4840$0
Other and Unallocable 2$4,604$27,6240$0
Totals for Government 22$52,644$28,7153$5,702

6.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,083 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
Texas average:

7.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Tarrant County, TX  0.54% ($43,000 average AGI)
from Taylor County, TX  0.51% ($30,966)
from Callahan County, TX  0.30% ($25,706)


7.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,038 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.42%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Tarrant County, TX  0.73% ($29,167 average AGI)
to Taylor County, TX  0.47% ($24,370)
to Erath County, TX  0.38% ($34,864)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ranger:

  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KEAS (1590 AM; daytime; 1 kW; EASTLAND, TX; Owner: PARTNERSHIP BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KHVN (970 AM; 10 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KROO (1430 AM; 1 kW; BRECKENRIDGE, TX; Owner: GRAHAM NEWSPAPERS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ranger:

  • KFWR (95.9 FM; MINERAL WELLS, TX; Owner: LKCM RADIO GROUP, LP)
  • KATX (97.7 FM; EASTLAND, TX; Owner: PARTNERSHIP BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTFW-FM (92.1 FM; GLEN ROSE, TX; Owner: M&M BROADCASTERS, LTD.)
  • KDXX (107.1 FM; BENBROOK, TX; Owner: KCYT-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KLXK (93.5 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, TX; Owner: GRAHAM NEWSPAPERS, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Ranger, Texas:
  • Fatal accident count: 13
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 19
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 13
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 31
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Texas average:
  • Fatal accident count: 177
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 268
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 51
  • Fatalities: 194
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 461
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 26
See more detailed statistics of Ranger fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ranger)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 67 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Ranger, TX)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ranger)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Ranger)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 100
  • Hazardous Condition: 6
  • Service Call: 4

Incident types - Ranger

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ranger, TX
Most common first names in Ranger, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5176.4 years
William4878.9 years
James4774.4 years
Mary4581.9 years
Robert3168.1 years
Charles2668.5 years
George2276.6 years
Joe1977.0 years
Ruby1980.5 years
Thomas1777.0 years
Most common last names in Ranger, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams2475.3 years
Jones2181.7 years
Smith2177.0 years
White1877.2 years
Brown1674.5 years
Robinson1676.9 years
Johnson1479.6 years
Young1480.8 years
Davis1376.0 years
Blackwell1374.7 years
Businesses in Ranger, TX
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1Subway1
FedEx1U-Haul1
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