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Population in 2012: 91 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +18.2%
 

Males: 31  (35.1%)
Females: 60  (64.9%)

Median resident age:  62.3 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip code: 78954

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,058 (it was $43,125 in 2000)
Round Top:

$33,058
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $42,979

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $306,446 (it was $152,500 in 2000)
Round Top:

$306,446
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $316,907; Detached houses: $316,907

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,188.

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  • White alone - 89 (98.9%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (1.1%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Round Top: 92.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (51.0%), English (9.8%), Irish (8.8%), French (7.8%), Norwegian (2.9%), United States (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 439 feet

Land area: 0.96 square miles.

Population density: 95 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Round Top:

  • High school or higher: 87.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 27.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Round Top town:

  • Never married: 7.2%
  • Now married: 43.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 37.7%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

9 residents are foreign born (14.8% Europe).

This town:  14.8%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Round Top, Texas as of December 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Round Top to the number of sex offenders is 30 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $4,643 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,708 (0.5%)

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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:

  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 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
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 30.07 N, Longitude: 96.70 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 979

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.7%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -3 (-3.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (31%)
  • Wholesale trade (23%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (23%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Retail trade (72%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Round Top-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 107% 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.

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/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Round Top, 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: 15,363)
  • Prairie View A & M University (about 43 miles; Prairie View, TX; FT enrollment: 6,665)
  • Texas A & M University (about 44 miles; College Station, TX; FT enrollment: 43,338)
  • Wharton County Junior College (about 64 miles; Wharton, TX; FT enrollment: 2,960)
  • Austin Community College District (about 64 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 10,815)
  • The University of Texas at Austin (about 64 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 46,563)
  • Saint Edward's University (about 65 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 3,612)

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 2012: 14.3%
(14.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian 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

Round Top compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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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.

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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (49%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (47%)
  • Utility gas (4%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 80.30%
Here80.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaSouthern Baptist ConventionLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents51.7%16.0%14.0%8.3%5.2%
Congregations25.5%18.2%14.5%7.3%16.4%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of ChristEpiscopal ChurchJewishOther
Adherents1.3%1.1%0.8%0.7%1.0%
Congregations1.8%5.5%1.8%3.6%5.5%
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: 9
Fayette County:

4.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

10.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.6%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Fayette County:

26.4%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.6%
State:

15.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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$755
Totals for Government 0$0 1$755


6.19% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($46,497 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.19%
Texas average:

8.37%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Harris County, TX  0.83% ($72,358 average AGI)
from Travis County, TX  0.45% ($52,944)
from Colorado County, TX  0.42% ($22,441)


6.42% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,222 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Texas average:

7.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Harris County, TX  0.81% ($36,462 average AGI)
to Travis County, TX  0.76% ($32,213)
to Bastrop County, TX  0.39% ($37,774)

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 drivers: 1


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • 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: 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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172S (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-360-L2A (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1522R , Serial Number: 172S10716, Year manufactured: 2008, Airworthiness Date: 04/14/2008
    Registrant (Corporation): Bmw Air LLC, Po Box 230, Round Top, TX 78954
  • 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: PIPER PA-11 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4536M , Serial Number: 11-40, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 10/24/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Harry R Peck, Po Box 125, Round Top, TX 78954
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5346B , Serial Number: 33346, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 05/29/1956
    Registrant (Individual): John S Crowley, 2629 E State Highway 237, Round Top, TX 78954
  • Aircraft: VON DOHLEN JOHN LEWIS RV-9A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 612D , Serial Number: 90352
    Registrant (Corporation): Bmw Air LLC, Po Box 230, 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: 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

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