Roby, Texas

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Population in 2013: 628 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.7%
 
Males: 323  (51.4%)
Females: 305  (48.6%)
Median resident age:  38.3 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 79543.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,515 (it was $27,031 in 2000)
Roby:

$41,515
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,500 (it was $13,926 in 2000)

Roby city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $50,772 (it was $26,800 in 2000)
Roby:

$50,772
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $38,511; Detached houses: $39,818; Mobile homes: $22,209

Median gross rent in 2012: $588.

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Roby races chart
  • White alone - 390 (60.7%)
  • Hispanic - 226 (35.1%)
  • Black alone - 24 (3.7%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Roby: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (17.8%), German (12.3%), Irish (10.7%), English (4.2%), French (2.1%), Dutch (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1961 feet

Land area: 0.72 square miles.

Population density: 873 people per square mile   (low).

Roby,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Roby:

  • High school or higher: 80.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Roby city:

  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 53.4%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 11.9%
  • Divorced: 6.4%

27 residents are foreign born

This city:  3.6%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Roby, Texas as of March 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Roby to the number of sex offenders is 312 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $700 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $667 (1.7%)

Roby satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Abilene, TX (42.4 miles , pop. 115,930).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (177.3 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (209.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Rotan, TX (3.0 miles ), McCaulley, TX (3.3 miles ), Hamlin, TX (4.2 miles ), Sweetwater, TX (4.4 miles ), Roscoe, TX (4.8 miles ), Trent, TX (4.8 miles ), Hermleigh, TX (4.8 miles ), Anson, TX (5.3 miles ).

Latitude: 32.74 N, Longitude: 100.38 W

Area code: 325

Roby household income distribution Roby home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.8%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +56 (+9.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Educational services (35%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)

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

Average climate in Roby, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Roby-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 30% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/24/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.0 miles away from the Roby city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/24/1968, a category F3 tornado 18.1 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Roby-area historical earthquake activity is above Texas state average. It is 58% 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 29.8 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 245.1 miles away from Roby 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 161.1 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 180.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 260.3 miles away from Roby 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 28.8 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 Fisher County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Hurricanes: 3 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Roby topographic map

Birthplace of: Rob Goode - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Roby:

  • FISHER COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; ROTAN, TX)
  • ANGEL HOUSE I (Hospital, about 9 miles away; ROTAN, TX)
  • FISHER COUNTY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ROTAN, TX)
  • ANGEL HOUSE I I (Hospital, about 10 miles away; ROTAN, TX)
  • ROTAN NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ROTAN, TX)
  • ROTAN HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ROTAN, TX)

Airports located in Roby:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Roby:

  • Abilene Christian University (about 44 miles; Abilene, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,025)
  • Howard College (about 72 miles; Big Spring, TX; FT enrollment: 2,587)
  • Cisco College (about 85 miles; Cisco, TX; FT enrollment: 2,687)
  • Angelo State University (about 91 miles; San Angelo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,019)
  • Texas Tech University (about 105 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 29,251)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 106 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 3,269)
  • Midland College (about 113 miles; Midland, TX; FT enrollment: 3,650)

Public high school in Roby:

Public elementary/middle school in Roby:

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Notable locations in Roby: Roby Volunteer Fire Department (A), Fisher County Sheriff's Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Fisher 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: 8.8%
(3.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.3% for Black residents, 15.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 16.7% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.6%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.6%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported
10 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
15 people in nursing homes in 2000
11 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Roby compared to Texas state average:

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

Banks with branches in Roby (2011 data):

  • First Financial Bank, National Association: First And Concho Branch at North First And Concho, branch established on 1939/10/16. Info updated 2008/04/17: Bank assets: $174.1 mil, Deposits: $157.5 mil, headquarters in Sweetwater, TX, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: First Financial Bankshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (65%)
  • Electricity (30%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Roby city (based on Fisher County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 105.41%
Here: 105.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents65.3%12.2%11.8%5.6%5.1%
Congregations47.1%23.5%11.8%11.8%5.9%
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: 3
Fisher County:

7.61 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Fisher County:

2.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

2.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.8%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Fisher County:

26.6%
Texas:

26.6%
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
Other Government Administration 2$10,916$65,4960$0
Water Supply 1$3,192$38,3040$0
Totals for Government 3$14,108$56,4320$0

Roby government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $250,000 ($398.09)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $160,000 ($254.78)
    Water Utilities: $150,000 ($238.85)
    Financial Administration: $40,000 ($63.69)
    Sewerage: $15,000 ($23.89)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($7.96)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($1.59)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $90,000 ($143.31)

Roby government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $21,000 ($33.44)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $190,000 ($302.55)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $208,000 ($331.21)
  • Tax - Property: $43,000 ($68.47)
    Total General Sales: $27,000 ($42.99)
    Other Selective Sales: $21,000 ($33.44)

7.47% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,615 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.47%
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 Taylor County, TX  1.09% ($30,714 average AGI)
from Nolan County, TX  0.93% ($28,333)


7.90% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,431 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.90%
Texas average:

6.69%

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

Strongest AM radio stations in Roby:

  • KXOX (1240 AM; 1 kW; SWEETWATER, TX; Owner: STEIN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KEAN (1470 AM; 5 kW; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Roby:

  • KCDD (103.7 FM; HAMLIN, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KHYS (100.7 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KEAN-FM (105.1 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHXS (102.7 FM; MERKEL, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBCY (99.7 FM; TYE, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KOES (106.9 FM; STAMFORD, TX; Owner: TEXAS GULFWEST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KVRP-FM (97.1 FM; HASKELL, TX; Owner: ROLLING PLAINS BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Roby:

  • KTXS-TV (Channel 12; SWEETWATER, TX; Owner: ABILENE-SWEETWATER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K07TZ (Channel 7; SNYDER, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KIDT-LP (Channel 43; STAMFORD, TX; Owner: SAGE BROADCASTING CORP./KIDY-TV)
  • KPTA-LP (Channel 63; ABILENE-SWEETWATER, TX; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K42ET (Channel 42; SNYDER, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KIDB-CA (Channel 35; SWEETWATER, TX; Owner: SAGE BROADCASTING CORP./KIDY-TV)

Roby fatal accident list:

Aug 27, 2000 08:55 AM, Ctyrd117, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Mar 8, 1985 09:00 PM, Ammons, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Roby)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 13 Mi Sw Of (Lat: 32.613444 Lon: -100.548444), Call Sign: WSW521, Licensee ID: L00009124
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.7600 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/15/2003, Expiration Date: 08/10/2013, Cancellation Date: 11/17/2010
    Registrant: Mobil Oil Telcom Ltd, Gsc-Gw3-366b, Houston, TX 77210-4934, Phone: (713) 431-4134, Fax: (713) 434-6036, Email:
  • 3 Mi S On Hwy 70 On E Side (Lat: 32.682889 Lon: -100.370389), Call Sign: WSF466, Licensee ID: L00083950
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.005 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/15/2004, Expiration Date: 09/27/2014
    Registrant: Leon Helm, 367 St Hwy 70 S Rt 1 Box 61, Roby, TX 79543

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC5WZN
    Grant Date: 11/20/1996, Expiration Date: 11/20/2006, Cancellation Date: 11/21/2008
    Registrant: Jeffrey J Morton, Roby, TX 79543

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 93 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8748L , Serial Number: 25-5446, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 04/07/1972
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Box 457, Roby, TX 79543

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Roby, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1879.9 years
James1677.3 years
Mary1476.8 years
Robert1277.7 years
John1076.4 years
Joe975.7 years
Willie979.6 years
George680.7 years
Charles575.8 years
Raymond574.0 years
Most common last names in Roby, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1182.9 years
Moore1184.4 years
Parker1070.7 years
Terry1078.9 years
Neves1080.4 years
Stuart881.0 years
Ballenger877.1 years
Carter779.1 years
Driver679.5 years
Palmer671.8 years
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