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Population in 2014: 92 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.5%
 
Males: 38  (42.3%)
Females: 54  (57.7%)
Median resident age:  64.3 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip code: 78954

Estimated median household income in 2013: $51,056 (it was $43,125 in 2000)
Round Top:

$51,056
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $49,100 (it was $25,488 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $358,417 (it was $152,500 in 2000)
Round Top:

$358,417
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $392,787; Detached houses: $393,643

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,211.

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    • 8998.9%White alone
    • 11.1%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Round Top: 98.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (48.4%), English (10.5%), French (5.3%), Czech (4.2%), Norwegian (4.2%), United States (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 439 feet

Land area: 0.96 square miles.

Population density: 96 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Round Top:

  • High school or higher: 89.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 47.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 35.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Round Top town:

  • Never married: 7.7%
  • Now married: 56.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 25.1%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $4,532 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,608 (0.5%)

Round Top satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: College Station, TX (43.6 miles , pop. 67,890).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Austin, TX (64.9 miles , pop. 656,562).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (81.5 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Carmine, TX (2.4 miles ), Burton, TX (3.2 miles ), Fayetteville, TX (3.3 miles ), Industry, TX (3.6 miles ), West End, TX (3.9 miles ), La Grange, TX (3.9 miles ), Giddings, TX (4.1 miles ), Brenham, TX (4.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $95,000
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $194,800
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $240,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 30.07 N, Longitude: 96.70 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 979

Round Top household income distribution Round Top home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -3 (-3.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Finance and insurance (28%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (28%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Retail trade (46%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (25%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (39%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (22%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (11%)
  • Legal occupations (11%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Sales and related occupations (46%)
  • Management occupations (38%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (17%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)

Average climate in Round Top, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Round Top-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 39% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/20/1957, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.3 miles away from the Round Top town center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/5/1950, a category F3 tornado 19.4 miles away from the town center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Round Top-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 122.1 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 315.5 miles away from Round Top 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 399.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 113.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/20/1991 at 23:38:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 113.9 miles away from Round Top center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 421.9 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 Fayette County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Round Top:

  • INNER LIGHT HOSPICE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; LA GRANGE, TX)
  • SHADYLANE COMMUNITY RESIDENCE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; LA GRANGE, TX)
  • GUY HOUSE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; LA GRANGE, TX)
  • FAYETTE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 16 miles away; LA GRANGE, TX)
  • MONROE COMMUNITY RESIDENCE (Hospital, about 16 miles away; LA GRANGE, TX)
  • MAIN STREET COMMUNITY RESIDENCE (Hospital, about 16 miles away; LA GRANGE, TX)
  • CARE INN OF LA GRANGE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; LA GRANGE, TX)

airports located in Round Top:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Round Top:

  • Blinn College (about 19 miles; Brenham, TX; Full-time enrollment: 8,959)
  • Prairie View A & M University (about 43 miles; Prairie View, TX; FT enrollment: 7,517)
  • Texas A & M University-College Station (about 44 miles; College Station, TX; FT enrollment: 46,550)
  • Austin Community College District (about 62 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 25,957)
  • Wharton County Junior College (about 64 miles; Wharton, TX; FT enrollment: 5,009)
  • The University of Texas at Austin (about 65 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 45,500)
  • Saint Edward's University (about 65 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 4,308)

Public elementary/middle school in Round Top:

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Library in Round Top:

  • ROUND TOP FAMILY LIBRARY (Operating income: $57,125; Location: 206 W MILL ST; 12,552 books; 690 audio materials; 1,893 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 1 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Round Top: Texas Pioneer Arts Foundation (A), Round Top - Warrenton Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Round Top include: Bethlehem Lutheran Church (A), Bethlehem Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Fayette 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 2013: 13.0%
(13.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  1.7 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  49.1%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.8%
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: 1.9% of all households

Banks with branches in Round Top (2011 data):

  • Round Top State Bank: at 301 N. Washington St, branch established on 1912/01/01. Info updated 2011/08/30: Bank assets: $354.9 mil, Deposits: $317.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Round Top Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.4
Texas average:

14.4

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Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Round Top town (based on Fayette County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9,55514
Evangelical Protestant4,83826
Mainline Protestant4,00420
Black Protestant3233
Other861
None5,748-
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: 9
Fayette County:

4.01 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Fayette County:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Fayette County:

8.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

10.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.6%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Fayette County:

26.4%
Texas:

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

16.6%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Round Top:

51.7%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Round Top:

53.0%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.5
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Round Top:

24.6%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Round Top:

10.2%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Round Top:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Round Top:

36.5%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Round Top:

57.3%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

85.0%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Round Top, 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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$955
Totals for Government 0$0 1$955

6.04% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($52,893 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
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 Harris County, TX  0.99% ($102,699 average AGI)
from Colorado County, TX  0.54% ($32,356)
from Bastrop County, TX  0.28% ($35,913)


5.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,156 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
Texas average:

6.69%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Harris County, TX  0.52% ($24,721 average AGI)
to Travis County, TX  0.46% ($90,895)
to Bastrop County, TX  0.34% ($46,964)

Strongest AM radio stations in Round Top:

  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)
  • KSEV (700 AM; 15 kW; TOMBALL, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KZNE (1150 AM; 10 kW; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Owner: BRYAN BROADCASTING LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WTAW (1620 AM; 10 kW; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Owner: BRYAN BROADCASTING LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • KREH (900 AM; 5 kW; PECAN GROVE, TX)
  • KEYH (850 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KWHI (1280 AM; 1 kW; BRENHAM, TX)
  • KLBJ (590 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Round Top:

  • KANJ (91.5 FM; GIDDINGS, TX; Owner: HOUSTON CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KNRG (92.3 FM; NEW ULM, TX; Owner: ROY E. HENDERSON TR/AS NEW ULM BROADCASTING CO.)
  • K259AH (91.9 FM; BRENHAM, TX; Owner: THE KSBJ EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • KROX-FM (101.5 FM; BUDA, TX; Owner: EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • KULF (94.1 FM; BRENHAM, TX; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTTX (106.1 FM; BRENHAM, TX; Owner: TOM S. WHITEHEAD, INC.)
  • KBUK (104.9 FM; LA GRANGE, TX; Owner: FAYETTE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KEZB (105.3 FM; HEMPSTEAD, TX; Owner: FARMERS COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KGSR (107.1 FM; BASTROP, TX; Owner: EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • K216FD (91.1 FM; COLUMBUS, TX; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Round Top:

  • KBTX-TV (Channel 3; BRYAN, TX; Owner: KWTX-KBTX LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KYLE (Channel 28; BRYAN, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF BRYAN LICENSE CORP.)
  • K35DI (Channel 35; SOMERVILLE, TX; Owner: GERALD BENAVIDES)

Round Top fatal accident list:

Aug 1, 1986 07:05 PM, 237, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Round Top)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • ROUND TOP, 950 Kneip Rd (Lat: 30.054278 Lon: -96.688250), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.3 m, Call Sign: WQTJ442
    Assigned Frequencies: 11055.0 MHzGrant Date: 02/18/2014, Expiration Date: 02/18/2024, Certifier: Kevin B CoyneRegistrant: Fiberlight, LLC, 4360 Beltway Pl, Suite 230, Arlington, TX 76018, Phone: (972) 832-3176, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: W5RSJ, Licensee ID: L00489013, Grant Date: 03/06/2012, Expiration Date: 04/23/2022, Registrant: Richard H Forst, 2905 Fm 1457, Round Top, TX 78954
  • Call Sign: KG4MDX, Licensee ID: L00331341, Grant Date: 02/08/2011, Expiration Date: 03/01/2021, Certifier: William L Hezlep, Registrant: William L Hezlep, 120 Days End Lane, Round Top, TX 78954
  • Call Sign: NE5B, Previous Call Sign: WB5EN, Licensee ID: L00361618, Grant Date: 04/24/2012, Expiration Date: 06/11/2022, Certifier: Ben F Worrell, Registrant: Ben F Worrell, 8634 Klaus Road, Round Top, TX 78954
  • Call Sign: KF5MRA, Licensee ID: L01661198, Grant Date: 09/13/2011, Expiration Date: 09/13/2021, Certifier: Michael S Cox, Registrant: Michael S Cox, 6011 Andreas Rd, Round Top, TX 78954
  • Call Sign: KG5KSE, Licensee ID: L01989353, Grant Date: 12/10/2015, Expiration Date: 12/10/2025, Certifier: Kasey M Ullrich, Registrant: Kasey M Ullrich, 224 Fm 954, Round Top, TX 78954

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 195A (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 146 mph), Engine: JACOBS R755A SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 195PE , Serial Number: 7565, Year manufactured: 1950, Airworthiness Date: 06/01/1956
    Registrant (Individual): John S Jr Crowley, 2629 E State Highway 237, Round Top, TX 78954
  • Aircraft: BOEING A75 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 93 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR W670 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4864N , Serial Number: 75-5676, Year manufactured: 1942, Airworthiness Date: 07/11/1972
    Registrant (Individual): John S Jr Crowley, 2629 E State Highway 237, Round Top, TX 78954
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8336G , Serial Number: 28-8190167, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 04/06/1981
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Donald D Rae, Po Box 70, Round Top, TX 78954, Other Owners: Jeannette K Rae
  • Aircraft: RAYTHEON AIRCRAFT COMPANY G36 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 888TN , Serial Number: E-3720
    Registrant (Corporation): Nightlinger Enterprises LLC, 6251 Walhalla Rd, Round Top, TX 78954
  • Aircraft: SIX CHUTER SR7 XL (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582DCDI (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 9326X , Serial Number: SR7XL-2649, Year manufactured: 2001, Airworthiness Date: 09/21/2007
    Registrant (Individual): William E Love, 9414 Laird Rd, Round Top, TX 78954

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Round Top

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Round Top, TX

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (59%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32%)
  • Utility gas (7%)

Round Top compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value significantly above 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 below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
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