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Population in 2017: 280 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +22.8%
Males: 148  (52.9%)
Females: 132  (47.1%)
Median resident age:

44.6 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 76640.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,014 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Ross:

$44,014
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,847 (it was $17,569 in 2000)

Ross city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $157,907 (it was $75,000 in 2000)
Ross:

$157,907
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $169,752; detached houses: $160,988; mobile homes: $216,266

Median gross rent in 2017: $924.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ross: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 5.0%
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Ancestries: Czech (11.9%), American (11.2%), English (7.5%), German (6.7%), Irish (6.7%), European (4.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 570 feet

Land area: 1.74 square miles.

Population density: 161 people per square mile   (very low).

Ross, Texas map

16 residents are foreign born (7.2% Latin America, 1.9% Asia).

This city:

7.7%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,313 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,677 (1.3%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Ross, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Ross, TX in 2017
Ross satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.4%
Texas:

3.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +55 (+31.8%).
Most common industries in Ross, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Public administration (8.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.8%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.3%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (4.5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (13.0%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (10.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.8%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.3%)
  • Construction (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (19.0%)
  • Health care (17.5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (9.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.9%)
  • U. S. Postal service (6.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Ross, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (17.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10.1%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (14.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (11.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (11.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.5%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)

Average climate in Ross, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 61.4. This is better than average.

City:

61.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.184. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.184
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2017 was 2.33. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.33
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.314. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.314
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.95. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.95
U.S.:

8.46

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 Ross 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 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 206.6 miles away from Ross 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 (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Fires: 4, Explosions: 2, Winds: 2, 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)

Public elementary/middle school in Ross:

  • DOSS EL (Students: 20, Location: 11431 RANCH RD 648, Grades: KG-8)
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Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Ross:

Marital status in Ross, TX
  • Never married: 31.8%
  • Now married: 50.2%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

For population 25 years and over in Ross:

  • High school or higher: 81.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.1%
  • Unemployed: 1.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.1
Texas average:

14.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ross, TX (based on McLennan County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant82,151269
Catholic27,86414
Mainline Protestant22,33359
Other7,89414
Black Protestant3,85521
Orthodox1601
None90,649-
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: 22
This county:

0.97 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
McLennan County:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
McLennan County:

10.1%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
McLennan County:

31.3%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.6%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

45.8%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Ross:

40.5%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.9
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

24.1%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.6%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.4%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Ross:

52.0%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Ross:

75.6%
State:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ross, TX Residents
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 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

5.77% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($50,111 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.77%
Texas average:

7.43%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($302 average AGI)
McLennan County:

0.02%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Bell County, TX  0.42% ($47,441 average AGI)
from Dallas County, TX  0.28% ($45,369)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.28% ($44,975)


5.55% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,737 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
Texas average:

7.26%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($246 average AGI)
McLennan County:

0.04%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Bell County, TX  0.41% ($41,063 average AGI)
to Dallas County, TX  0.34% ($45,139)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.34% ($48,198)

Businesses in Ross, TX

  • Church's Chicken: 1

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 count16
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents19
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:8
  • Fatalities20
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents38
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents4
  • Texas average
  • Fatal accident count44977
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents67554
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons14460
  • Fatalities51064
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents120867
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents5917
See more detailed statistics of Ross fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 22Number of bridges
  • 279ft / 85.2mTotal length
  • $3,738,000Total costs
  • 457,117Total average daily traffic
  • 119,535Total average daily truck traffic
  • 639,780Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ross, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 61970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 112010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ross, TX

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:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ross, TX
  • 53.2%Electricity
  • 24.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 16.1%Utility gas
  • 6.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ross, TX
  • 53.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 23.1%Utility gas
  • 23.1%Electricity


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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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