Ross, Texas

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Population in 2013: 287 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +25.9%
Males: 151  (52.6%)
Females: 136  (47.4%)
Median resident age:  43.5 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 76640.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,459 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Ross:

$45,459
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,768 (it was $17,569 in 2000)

Ross city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $101,951 (it was $75,000 in 2000)
Ross:

$101,951
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $111,211; Detached houses: $122,043; Mobile homes: $89,275

Median gross rent in 2012: $625.

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  • White alone - 262 (92.6%)
  • Hispanic - 20 (7.1%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.4%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ross: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (36.4%), Czech (11.2%), German (11.1%), Irish (6.7%), English (3.4%), Scotch-Irish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 570 feet

Land area: 1.74 square miles.

Population density: 165 people per square mile   (very low).

Ross,TX real estate house value index trend

Ross, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Ross:

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 1.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ross city:

  • Never married: 25.9%
  • Now married: 58.9%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

30 residents are foreign born (1.4% North America, 0.7% Asia).

This city:  5.2%
Texas:  16.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,923 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,386 (1.7%)

Ross satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waco, TX (12.5 miles , pop. 113,726).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Arlington, TX (67.7 miles , pop. 332,969).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (76.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Elm Mott, TX (1.9 miles ), Leroy, TX (2.3 miles ), West, TX (2.3 miles ), Lacy-Lakeview, TX (2.6 miles ), Gholson, TX (2.7 miles ), Bellmead, TX (3.0 miles ), Axtell, TX (3.0 miles ), Aquilla, TX (3.3 miles) .

Latitude: 31.73 N, Longitude: 97.11 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 254

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

5.6%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +55 (+31.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (17%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (14%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (11%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (11%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)

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

Average climate in Ross, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ross-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 100% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 12.5 miles away from the Ross city center killed 114 people and injured 597 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/6/1973, a category F5 tornado 14.3 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Ross-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 80% 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 232.0 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 384.4 miles away from Ross 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 206.6 miles away from the city 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 210.6 miles away from the city 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 212.7 miles away from Ross 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 354.0 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 McLennan County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 9

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Ross:

  • WEST REST HAVEN INC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WEST, TX)
  • HILLCREST MEDICAL CENTER AT WEST (Hospital, about 7 miles away; WEST, TX)
  • BELLMEAD REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WACO, TX)
  • CRESTVIEW HEALTHCARE RESIDENCE LTD (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WACO, TX)
  • PECAN RIDGE LIVING CENTER LTD (Hospital, about 10 miles away; WACO, TX)
  • LAKE SHORE VILLAGE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WACO, TX)
  • WOODLAND SPRINGS NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WACO, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ross:

  • Texas State Technical College-Waco (about 7 miles; Waco, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,210)
  • McLennan Community College (about 11 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 6,673)
  • Baylor University (about 13 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 14,800)
  • Hill College (about 20 miles; Hillsboro, TX; FT enrollment: 2,968)
  • Navarro College (about 44 miles; Corsicana, TX; FT enrollment: 7,711)
  • Temple College (about 48 miles; Temple, TX; FT enrollment: 3,796)
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (about 51 miles; Belton, TX; FT enrollment: 2,885)

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Notable location: Ross Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

McLennan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 71.6. This is about average.

City:

71.6
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.117. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.117
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 3.43. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.43
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.262. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.262
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.9%
(6.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  79.2%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.7%
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

Ross compared to Texas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (68%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18%)
  • Utility gas (11%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ross city (based on McLennan County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.51%
Here: 60.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristAssemblies of God
Adherents49.6%17.7%13.5%3.3%2.5%
Congregations36.5%5.2%16.7%11.1%4.8%
NameLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEpiscopal ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents2.0%1.5%1.5%1.5%6.7%
Congregations2.0%2.0%1.2%2.4%18.3%
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: 22
McLennan County:

0.97 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 25
McLennan County:

1.10 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 115
McLennan County:

5.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 127
Here:

5.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.1%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
McLennan County:

31.3%
Texas:

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

12.6%
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

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $4,000 ($13.94)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($3.48)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($3.48)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $1,000 ($3.48)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,000 ($10.45)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $15,000 ($52.26)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($6.97)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $5,000 ($17.42)
    Total General Sales: $4,000 ($13.94)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $87,000 ($303.14)

6.10% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,086 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.10%
Texas average:

7.14%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($194 average AGI)
McLennan County:

0.05%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bell County, TX  0.41% ($40,423 average AGI)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.28% ($33,861)
from Dallas County, TX  0.28% ($27,783)


5.97% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,911 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.97%
Texas average:

6.69%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($121 average AGI)
McLennan County:

0.03%
Texas average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dallas County, TX  0.42% ($31,636 average AGI)
to Bell County, TX  0.42% ($30,749)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.34% ($34,167)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ross:

  • KBBW (1010 AM; 10 kW; WACO-MARLIN, TX; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING OF TEXAS)
  • KRZI (1580 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KRZX (1660 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KWTX (1230 AM; 1 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ross:

  • KBRQ (102.5 FM; HILLSBORO, TX; Owner: CHASE RADIO PROPERTIES, L.L.C.)
  • WACO-FM (99.9 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWTX-FM (97.5 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBCT (94.5 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: KENNELWOOD BCST/G COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBGO (95.7 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWBU-FM (103.3 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: BRAZOS VALLEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KRBV (100.3 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF FORT WORTH)
  • KLLI (105.3 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF DALLAS)
  • KLRK (92.9 FM; MARLIN, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • KDOS (107.9 FM; ROBINSON, TX; Owner: KICI-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KWOW (104.1 FM; CLIFTON, TX; Owner: M&M BROADCASTERS, LTD.)

TV broadcast stations around Ross:

  • KWBU-TV (Channel 34; WACO, TX; Owner: BRAZOS VALLEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KXXV (Channel 25; WACO, TX; Owner: CENTEX TELEVISION LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCEN-TV (Channel 6; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 6, INC.)
  • KWKT (Channel 44; WACO, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KWTX-TV (Channel 10; WACO, TX; Owner: KWTX-KBTX LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KSEX-LP (Channel 57; DALLAS, TX; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
Ross, Texas:
  • Fatal accident count: 17
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 19
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 10
  • Fatalities: 18
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 37
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
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 Ross fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Ross)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • ROSS, Near I35 And Wiggins Rd 2 Mi Ne (Lat: 31.749583 Lon: -97.103611), Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 61 m, Call Sign: WPNL242
    Assigned Frequencies: 6780.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/21/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/21/2005
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, One Verizon Place (Mc: Ga3b1reg), Alpharetta, GA 30004-8511, Phone: (678) 339-4271, Fax: (678) 339-8552, Email:
  • STATION, 1500' Ne Of Fm 3149 At A Point 1.95 Mi Nnw (Lat: 31.744583 Lon: -97.134444), Structure height: 97.2 m, Call Sign: KLG85
    Assigned Frequencies: 6705.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/10/2010, Expiration Date: 01/09/2021
    Registrant: Texas Department Of Public Safety, 5805 N. Lamar, Austin, TX 78773-0259, Phone: (512) 424-7134, Fax: (512) 424-5320, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4

Businesses in Ross, TX

  • Church's Chicken: 1
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