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Population in 2012: 232 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.5%
 

Males: 128  (55.6%)
Females: 104  (44.4%)

Median resident age:  52.2 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 79256.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,792 (it was $26,250 in 2000)
Roaring Springs:

$31,792
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,649

Roaring Springs town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $29,676 (it was $26,100 in 2000)
Roaring Springs:

$29,676
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $42,818; Detached houses: $46,169; Mobile homes: $17,500

Median gross rent in 2012: $321.

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Roaring Springs races chart
  • White alone - 209 (89.3%)
  • Hispanic - 17 (7.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (3.4%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Roaring Springs: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (33.3%), English (16.7%), German (13.2%), French (5.0%), United States (4.3%), Dutch (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.07 square miles.

Population density: 217 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Roaring Springs:

  • High school or higher: 87.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 24.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Roaring Springs town:

  • Never married: 29.2%
  • Now married: 43.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.1%
  • Divorced: 15.4%

9 residents are foreign born

This town:  3.2%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Roaring Springs, Texas as of November 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Roaring Springs to the number of sex offenders is 232 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $814 (2.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.7%)

Roaring Springs satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lubbock, TX (63.1 miles , pop. 199,564).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (218.3 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (247.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Matador, TX (2.8 miles ), Dickens, TX (4.4 miles ), Crosbyton, TX (5.3 miles ), Floydada, TX (5.3 miles ), Spur, TX (5.4 miles ), Paducah, TX (5.7 miles ), Ralls, TX (5.8 miles ), Quitaque, TX (5.8 miles ).

Latitude: 33.90 N, Longitude: 100.86 W

Area code: 806

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.6%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +4 (+1.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (23%)
  • Construction (23%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Other services, except public administration (19%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (2%)
  • Information (31%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (11%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Electricians (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (13%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Roaring Springs-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 106% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/24/1960, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.6 miles away from the Roaring Springs town center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 5/1/1984, a category F3 tornado 9.4 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Roaring Springs-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 95% 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 60.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/29/2008 at 10:24:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 69.4 miles away from Roaring Springs center
On 2/15/1997 at 09:08:55, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/2007 at 13:54:21, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 2.7 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 58.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/12/1997 at 23:53:10, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.4 miles away from Roaring Springs center
On 11/23/1996 at 10:54:18, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Motley County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Roaring Springs topographic map

Birthplace of: Howard D. Graves - Army general.


Hospitals/medical centers near Roaring Springs:

  • HACKBERRY CREEK CARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; MATADOR, TX)

Political contributions by individuals in Roaring Springs, TX

Airports located in Roaring Springs:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Roaring Springs:

  • Texas Tech University (about 63 miles; Lubbock, TX; Full-time enrollment: 25,860)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 63 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 2,626)
  • South Plains College (about 90 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 4,679)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 96 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 5,251)
  • Amarillo College (about 106 miles; Amarillo, TX; FT enrollment: 3,610)
  • Abilene Christian University (about 120 miles; Abilene, TX; FT enrollment: 3,947)
  • Midwestern State University (about 135 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; FT enrollment: 4,383)

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Motley 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: 23.6%
(16.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  65.4%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  2.8%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Roaring Springs, TX

Roaring Springs 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 significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Roaring Springs travel time to work - commute


Roaring Springs mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (60%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (19%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Utility gas (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Roaring Springs town (based on Motley County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 82.05%
Here82.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents64.9%17.4%9.4%6.5%1.9%
Congregations30.0%20.0%30.0%10.0%10.0%
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: 1
Motley County:

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Motley County:

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Motley County:

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

15.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.3%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Motley County:

26.3%
Texas:

26.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$997
Water Supply 1$2,547$30,5641$31
Totals for Government 1$2,547$30,5642$1,028

Roaring Springs government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $49,000 ($211.21)
    Financial Administration: $40,000 ($172.41)
    General - Other: $40,000 ($172.41)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $36,000 ($155.17)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($21.55)

Roaring Springs government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($12.93)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $52,000 ($224.14)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $19,000 ($81.90)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $31,000 ($133.62)
    Property: $24,000 ($103.45)
    Public Utilities: $10,000 ($43.10)

Roaring Springs government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $77,000 ($331.90)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $77,000 ($331.90)

Roaring Springs government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $112,000 ($482.76)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)

6.50% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,192 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.50%
Texas average:

8.37%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.



6.73% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($23,852 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.73%
Texas average:

7.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Strongest AM radio stations in Roaring Springs:

  • KCLR (1530 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RALLS, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KVOP (1090 AM; 5 kW; PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KJTV (950 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KFYO (790 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)

TV broadcast stations around Roaring Springs:

  • KLBK-TV (Channel 13; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: QUORUM OF TEXAS LICENSE, LLC)
  • K45FE (Channel 45; MATADOR, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • K40FK (Channel 40; MATADOR, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • K42ES (Channel 42; MATADOR, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • K47GE (Channel 47; MATADOR, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Belinda J Murphy, 1 Mi W (Lat: 33.896667 Lon: -100.867778), Type: 107.5, Overall height: 106.6 m
    Registrant: 2018259090, Jimf03@aol.Com, 17 SOUTH FRANKLIN TURNPIKE
  • James H Feeney, 1 Mi W (Lat: 33.896667 Lon: -100.867778), Type: 107.5, Overall height: 106.6 m
    Registrant: 2018259090, Jimf03@aol.Com, 17 SOUTH FRANKLIN TURNPIKE
  • 1 Mi W (Lat: 33.896667 Lon: -100.867778), Type: 107.5, Overall height: 106.6 m
    Registrant: 9158961037, Kenb@wcc.Net, BOX 143

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 1 Mi W Of City On Farm Rd 684, Overall height: 8.5 m, Call Sign: WLK459, Licensee ID: L00004308
    Assigned Frequencies: 2178.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/17/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 01/11/2008
    Registrant: Cap Rock Telephone Cooperative Inc, 121 East 3rd St, Spur, TX 79370

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KL0EX, Licensee ID: L00802220
    Grant Date: 01/05/2007, Expiration Date: 03/12/2017
    Registrant: Floyd E Carter, Roaring Springs, TX 79256
  • Call Sign: KD5ITZ, Licensee ID: L00182707
    Grant Date: 01/23/2010, Expiration Date: 01/23/2020, Certifier: Dennis L Allen
    Registrant: Dennis L Allen, 300 2nd Street, Roaring Springs, TX 79256



Most common first names in Roaring Springs, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1175.7 years
James684.6 years
William685.3 years
Mary587.2 years
Charles471.0 years
Bessie482.8 years
Robert467.7 years
Eva382.7 years
Arthur376.1 years
Elmer368.0 years
Most common last names in Roaring Springs, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brooks585.2 years
Davis571.8 years
Cooper581.2 years
Marshall580.6 years
Green476.3 years
Hughes471.5 years
Smith478.7 years
Thacker484.5 years
Sedgwick474.0 years
Jones378.4 years
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