Rocksprings, Texas

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Population in 2019: 1,135 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -11.7%
 
Males: 596  (52.5%)
Females: 539  (47.5%)
Median resident age:

48.7 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years

Zip codes: 78880.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $34,713 (it was $19,970 in 2000)
Rocksprings:

$34,713
TX:

$64,034

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,014 (it was $8,957 in 2000)

Rocksprings town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $56,228 (it was $29,700 in 2000)
Rocksprings:

$56,228
TX:

$200,400

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $58,652; detached houses: $59,472; mobile homes: $58,433

Median gross rent in 2019: $408.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rocksprings: 76.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 4.5%
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  • Races in Rocksprings, TX (2019)
    • 98975.8%Hispanic
    • 31624.2%White alone
    • 10.08%American Indian alone
    • 10.08%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Rocksprings, Texas as of September 27, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rocksprings is 178 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (3.4%), German (3.2%), English (2.1%), Eastern European (1.4%), Polish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2410 feet

Land area: 1.21 square miles.

Population density: 940 people per square mile   (low).

Rocksprings, Texas map

105 residents are foreign born (7.0% Latin America, 1.0% Europe).

This town:

8.1%
Texas:

17.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,595 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $648 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: San Angelo, TX (100.4 miles , pop. 88,439).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: San Antonio, TX (109.1 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities:

Camp Wood, TX (5.2 miles ),
Leakey, TX (5.8 miles ),
Sonora Rural, TX (6.2 miles ),
Junction, TX (6.5 miles ),
Sonora, TX (6.8 miles ),
Utopia, TX (7.0 miles ),
Brackettville, TX (7.1 miles ),
Fort Clark Springs, TX (7.1 miles )

Latitude: 30.02 N, Longitude: 100.21 W

Area code: 830

Distribution of median household income in Rocksprings, TX in 2019
Distribution of house value in Rocksprings, TX in 2019
Rocksprings satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.7%
Texas:

8.0%
Most common industries in Rocksprings, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (15.6%)
  • Educational services (12.4%)
  • Construction (10.9%)
  • Public administration (8.4%)
  • Health care (7.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (25.4%)
  • Construction (17.7%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
  • Truck transportation (4.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (22.2%)
  • Health care (18.0%)
  • Public administration (11.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Rocksprings, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.3%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Construction laborers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (12.5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10.1%)
  • Construction laborers (6.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.2%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)

Average climate in Rocksprings, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rocksprings-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/16/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.4 miles away from the Rocksprings town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/7/1995, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 27.5 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rocksprings-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 13% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 189.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 211.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/2011 at 12:24:41, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 151.0 miles away from the city 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 234.5 miles away from Rocksprings center
On 3/26/2020 at 15:16:27, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 5.9 mi) earthquake occurred 256.1 miles away from Rocksprings center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 150.8 miles away from Rocksprings 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 Edwards County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Airports located in Rocksprings:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rocksprings:

  • Southwest Texas Junior College (about 62 miles; Uvalde, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,569)
  • Northwest Vista College (about 98 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 9,683)
  • Angelo State University (about 100 miles; San Angelo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,019)
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio (about 100 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 25,503)
  • Our Lady of the Lake University (about 109 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • San Antonio College (about 111 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 15,182)
  • Trinity University (about 111 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 2,467)

Public high school in Rocksprings:

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Library in Rocksprings:

  • CLAUD H GILMER MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $166,005; Location: 201 N HWY 377; 24,101 books; 589 audio materials; 1,178 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 50 state licensed databases; 40 other licensed databases; 56 print serial subscriptions; 3 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Rocksprings: Rocksprings Volunteer Fire Department (A), Edwards County Emergency Medical Services (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Average household size:
This town:

2.6 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

70.0%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.1%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
5 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
27 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Rocksprings (2011 data):

  • Peoples State Bank: at 101 Main Street, branch established on 1943/05/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $63.8 mil, Deposits: $55.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Rocksprings:

Marital status in Rocksprings, TX
  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 47.3%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 17.4%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

For population 25 years and over in Rocksprings:

  • High school or higher: 58.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

27.9
Texas average:

13.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Rocksprings
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Rocksprings, TX (based on Edwards County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7329
Catholic5331
Mainline Protestant2643
None473-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

5.17 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Edwards County:

10.34 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Edwards County:

9.2%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Edwards County:

27.4%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

29.4%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.6%
Texas:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.1%
Texas:

47.4%

Average BMI:
Rocksprings:

28.4
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Rocksprings:

25.9%
Texas:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Rocksprings:

10.7%
State:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Rocksprings:

35.9%
Texas:

33.1%

General health condition:
Rocksprings:

51.8%
Texas:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Rocksprings:

78.6%
State:

80.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rocksprings, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Solid Waste Management 2$6,006$36,0362$1,213
Water Supply 0$0 2$849
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$3,344
Sewerage 0$0 4$4,159
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,408
Totals for Government 2$6,006$36,03611$10,973

Rocksprings government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $224,000 ($197.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $74,000 ($65.20)
    Sewerage: $50,000 ($44.05)
    Water Utilities: $44,000 ($38.77)
    Central Staff Services: $33,000 ($29.07)
    Financial Administration: $33,000 ($29.07)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $23,000 ($20.26)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($13.22)
    Local Fire Protection: $12,000 ($10.57)
    General Public Buildings: $10,000 ($8.81)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $183,000 ($161.23)

Rocksprings government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $175,000 ($154.19)
    Sewerage: $141,000 ($124.23)
    Other: $1,000 ($0.88)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $29,000 ($25.55)
  • Miscellaneous - Royalties: $1,000 ($0.88)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $142,000 ($125.11)
  • Tax - Property: $151,000 ($133.04)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $81,000 ($71.37)
    Public Utilities Sales: $11,000 ($9.69)

Rocksprings government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $235,000 ($207.05)

Businesses in Rocksprings, TX

  • FedEx: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Rocksprings:

  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KENS (1160 AM; 25 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KENS-TV, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KSAH (720 AM; 10 kW; UNIVERSAL CITY, TX; Owner: KSAH LICENSING, INC.)
  • KDRY (1100 AM; 11 kW; ALAMO HEIGHTS, TX; Owner: KDRY RADIO, INC.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTSA (550 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF SAN ANTONIO)
  • KVOZ (890 AM; 12 kW; DEL MAR HILLS, TX; Owner: CONSOLIDATED RADIO, INC.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rocksprings:

  • KBLT (104.3 FM; LEAKEY, TX; Owner: RADIO CACTUS, LTD.)
  • KAYG (99.1 FM; CAMP WOOD, TX; Owner: LA RADIO CRISTIANA NETWORK INC)

Rocksprings fatal accident list:

Mar 16, 2002 02:00 PM, Sr-55, Lat: 30.017669, Lon: -100.219940, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jul 24, 2001 05:00 AM, Sr-55, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 5, 1984 01:45 AM, 377, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Rocksprings)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • Us 377 5 Mi N (Lat: 30.024389 Lon: -100.202583), Structure height: 91 m, Call Sign: KZT392,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.265 MHz, 151.355 MHz, 151.415 MHz, Grant Date: 04/17/2014, Expiration Date: 06/14/2024, Registrant: Texas Parks And Wildlife Department, 4200 Smith School Rd Bldg D, Austin, TX 78744, Phone: (512) 389-8096, Fax: (512) 389-8081, Email:
  • Us 377 5 Mi N (Lat: 30.024389 Lon: -100.202583), Call Sign: KNCM556,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.370 MHz, 155.790 MHz, Grant Date: 10/19/2011, Expiration Date: 12/30/2021, Registrant: Edwards County Sheriff\'s Office, 404 West Austin, Rocksprings, TX 78880, Phone: (830) 683-4104, Fax: (830) 683-4102, Email:
  • .25 Mi N On Texas 377 (Lat: 30.024389 Lon: -100.202306), Type: Tower, Structure height: 85 m, Overall height: 91 m, Call Sign: KCX418,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.265 MHz, 151.355 MHz, 151.415 MHz, 159.270 MHz, Grant Date: 01/05/2013, Expiration Date: 03/12/2023, Certifier: Rodney Schwarzlose, Registrant: Texas Parks And Wildlife Department, 4200 Smith School Rd Bldg D, Austin, TX 78744, Phone: (512) 389-8096, Fax: (512) 389-8081, Email:
  • Rocksprings TS, 5980 S Us 377 (Lat: 30.008000 Lon: -100.299389), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 99.1 m, Overall height: 105.5 m, Call Sign: WPCB250, Licensee ID: L00268142,
    Assigned Frequencies: 854.387 MHz, 856.037 MHz, 856.387 MHz, 856.712 MHz, 857.187 MHz, Grant Date: 08/18/2015, Expiration Date: 10/18/2025, Certifier: Richard Schertz, Registrant: American Electric Power Service Corporation
  • Edwards County Airport (Lat: 29.998806 Lon: -100.173917), Type: Bant, Structure height: 7 m, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: WPZX356,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.237 MHz, Grant Date: 01/24/2014, Expiration Date: 04/02/2024, Certifier: Nick M Gallegos, Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:
  • ROCKSPRINGS TX, 939 S Texas Hwy 55 (Lat: 30.008056 Lon: -100.204944), Call Sign: WQZZ702,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.985 MHz, Grant Date: 09/18/2017, Expiration Date: 09/18/2027, Certifier: Jerry Nix, Registrant: Buytwowayradios.Com, 528 S. Cherry Rd., Rock Hill, SC 29732, Phone: (803) 818-2228, Fax: (803) 985-8775, Email:
  • Lat: 30.013417 Lon: -100.207250, Call Sign: WRJW950,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.087 MHz, Grant Date: 11/12/2020, Expiration Date: 11/12/2030, Certifier: Jose D Mena, Registrant: Kamstrup Water Metering, LLC, 245 Hembree Park Drive, Ste. 110, Roswell, GA 30076, Phone: (404) 835-6716

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

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:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rocksprings)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Rocksprings)

2005 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2017 the average number of fires per year is 11. The highest number of fire incidents - 26 took place in 2011, and the least - 0 in 2007. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Rocksprings, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (77.1%), and Structure Fires (14.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Rocksprings, TX
    • 10877.1%Outside Fires
    • 2014.3%Structure Fires
    • 96.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 32.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rocksprings, TX
Most common first names in Rocksprings, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1475.2 years
John868.2 years
Robert769.2 years
Maria672.2 years
Mary684.8 years
Georgia583.8 years
Ida489.0 years
Alice480.5 years
Howard479.5 years
Johnnie486.3 years
Most common last names in Rocksprings, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Ruiz1169.8 years
Gonzales973.5 years
Brown883.2 years
Cloudt882.0 years
Smart780.5 years
Whitworth787.2 years
Taylor676.9 years
Shanklin676.7 years
Davis681.7 years
Avila573.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rocksprings, TX
  • 52.5%Electricity
  • 36.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.3%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rocksprings, TX
  • 60.6%Electricity
  • 25.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.3%No fuel used
  • 5.5%Wood


Rocksprings compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Rocksprings on our top lists:

  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Northern America (population 500+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Canada (population 500+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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