Roaring Springs, Texas

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Population in 2019: 231 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -12.8%
 
Males: 148  (64.4%)
Females: 83  (35.6%)
Median resident age:

67.7 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years

Zip codes: 79256.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $36,869 (it was $26,250 in 2000)
Roaring Springs:

$36,869
TX:

$64,034

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $31,118 (it was $14,901 in 2000)

Roaring Springs town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $63,199 (it was $26,100 in 2000)
Roaring Springs:

$63,199
TX:

$200,400

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $65,401; detached houses: $65,273

Median gross rent in 2019: $724.

March 2019 cost of living index in Roaring Springs: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 2.1%
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According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Roaring Springs, Texas as of May 12, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Roaring Springs is 94 to 1.


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Ancestries: English (37.3%), American (24.0%), French (10.7%), Irish (10.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.07 square miles.

Population density: 217 people per square mile   (very low).

Roaring Springs, Texas map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,725 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $435 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lubbock, TX (63.1 miles , pop. 199,564).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (218.3 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (247.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Matador, TX (2.8 miles ),
Dickens, TX (4.4 miles ),
Crosbyton, TX (5.3 miles ),
Floydada, TX (5.3 miles ),
Spur, TX (5.4 miles ),
Paducah, TX (5.7 miles ),
Ralls, TX (5.8 miles ),
Quitaque, TX (5.8 miles )

Latitude: 33.90 N, Longitude: 100.86 W

Area code: 806

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

5.2%
Texas:

8.0%
Population change in the 1990s: +4 (+1.5%).
Most common industries in Roaring Springs, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (12.5%)
  • Educational services (12.5%)
  • Construction (9.6%)
  • Health care (9.6%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.8%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (19.6%)
  • Construction (17.9%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (12.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (7.1%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.4%)
  • Truck transportation (5.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (20.8%)
  • Health care (16.7%)
  • Public administration (10.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Roaring Springs, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (12.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.5%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (10.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (8.9%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)
  • Electricians (5.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (12.5%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (12.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.2%)

Average climate in Roaring Springs, Texas

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Tornado activity:

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

On 5/24/1960, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.6 miles away from the Roaring Springs town center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 5/1/1984, a category F3 tornado 9.4 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Roaring Springs-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 495% greater 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 60.5 miles away from Roaring Springs center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 258.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 282.5 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 290.4 miles away from Roaring Springs 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 169.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 216.4 miles away from Roaring Springs 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 Motley County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Roaring Springs topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Roaring Springs:

  • HACKBERRY CREEK CARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; MATADOR, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Roaring Springs:

  • Wayland Baptist University (about 54 miles; Plainview, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,526)
  • Texas Tech University (about 63 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 29,251)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 64 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 3,269)
  • South Plains College (about 90 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 7,007)
  • Vernon College (about 90 miles; Vernon, TX; FT enrollment: 2,216)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 97 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 6,820)
  • Western Oklahoma State College (about 102 miles; Altus, OK; FT enrollment: 2,054)

Points of interest:

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Cemetery: Scott Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Howard D. Graves - Army general.

Motley County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

65.4%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

2.8%
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: 0.9% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Roaring Springs:

Marital status in Roaring Springs, TX
  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 48.0%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 14.1%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

For population 25 years and over in Roaring Springs:

  • High school or higher: 74.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Texas average:

13.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Roaring Springs, TX (based on Motley County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8316
Mainline Protestant912
Catholic851
None203-
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
Motley County:

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Motley County:

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Motley County:

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

15.56 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

11.3%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.3%
Texas:

26.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Roaring Springs:

48.2%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Roaring Springs:

42.6%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.9
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.0%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Roaring Springs:

13.1%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Roaring Springs:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

37.4%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

50.8%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Roaring Springs:

73.3%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Roaring Springs, 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
Financial Administration 2$4,871$29,2261$1,134
Totals for Government 2$4,871$29,2261$1,134

Strongest AM radio stations in Roaring Springs:

  • KCLR (1530 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RALLS, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KVOP (1090 AM; 5 kW; PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KJTV (950 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KFYO (790 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)

TV broadcast stations around Roaring Springs:

  • KLBK-TV (Channel 13; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: QUORUM OF TEXAS LICENSE, LLC)
  • K45FE (Channel 45; MATADOR, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • K40FK (Channel 40; MATADOR, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • K42ES (Channel 42; MATADOR, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • K47GE (Channel 47; MATADOR, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)

Roaring Springs fatal accident list:

Nov 29, 1980 04:30 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 171ft / 51.7mTotal length
  • $1,000Total costs
  • 2,530Total average daily traffic
  • 391Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,540Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Roaring Springs)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • ROARING SPRG, 80 West Farm Market 684 (Lat: 33.906667 Lon: -100.872750), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 18.6 m, Overall height: 23.5 m, Call Sign: WQTN408,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11385.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/11/2014, Expiration Date: 03/11/2024, Certifier: John Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • Cottonwood ETT, 902 County Rd 112 (Lat: 33.777111 Lon: -100.876111), Type: Building, Structure height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WRCR650,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, Grant Date: 12/14/2018, Expiration Date: 12/14/2028, Certifier: Trish Tyler, Registrant: American Electric Power Service Corporation, 850 Tech Center Drive, Gahanna, OH 43230, Phone: (614) 833-7265, Fax: (614) 883-6917, Email:
  • 1 Mi W Of City On Farm Rd 684, Overall height: 8.5 m, Call Sign: WLK459, Licensee ID: L00004308,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2178.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/17/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 01/11/2008, Registrant: Cap Rock Telephone Cooperative Inc, 121 East 3rd St, Spur, TX 79370

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KL0EX, Licensee ID: L00802220, Grant Date: 01/04/2017, Expiration Date: 03/12/2027, Registrant: Floyd E Carter Jr, Roaring Springs, TX 79256
  • Call Sign: KD5ITZ, Licensee ID: L00182707, Grant Date: 01/23/2010, Expiration Date: 01/23/2020, Certifier: Dennis L Allen, Registrant: Dennis L Allen, 300 2nd Street, Roaring Springs, TX 79256
  • Call Sign: KG5AXQ, Licensee ID: L01851353, Grant Date: 03/20/2014, Expiration Date: 03/20/2024, Certifier: Larry W Watson, Registrant: Larry W Watson, Roaring Springs, TX 79256
  • Call Sign: KI5JSN, Licensee ID: L02356796, Grant Date: 06/30/2020, Expiration Date: 06/30/2030, Certifier: James M Solomon, Registrant: James M Solomon, 1006 2nd St, Roaring Springs, TX 79256

Most common first names in Roaring Springs, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1175.7 years
James684.6 years
William685.3 years
Mary587.2 years
Charles471.0 years
Bessie482.8 years
Robert467.7 years
Eva382.7 years
Arthur376.1 years
Elmer368.0 years
Most common last names in Roaring Springs, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brooks585.2 years
Davis571.8 years
Cooper581.2 years
Marshall580.6 years
Green476.3 years
Hughes471.5 years
Smith478.7 years
Thacker484.5 years
Sedgwick474.0 years
Jones378.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Roaring Springs, TX
  • 66.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 26.3%Electricity
  • 3.8%Utility gas
  • 3.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Roaring Springs, TX
  • 57.1%Electricity
  • 23.8%Utility gas
  • 19.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Roaring Springs compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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