Rowena, Texas

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Population in July 2007: 724.
Males: 356  (49.3%)
Females: 368  (50.7%)
Median resident age:

42.7 years
Texas median age:

32.3 years

Zip code: 76875

Estimated median household income in 2022: $49,113 (it was $24,896 in 2000)
Rowena:

$49,113
TX:

$72,284

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $29,666 (it was $13,307 in 2000)

Rowena CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $160,040 (it was $62,600 in 2000)
Rowena:

$160,040
TX:

$275,400

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $181,877; detached houses: $181,820; townhouses or other attached units: $142,253; mobile homes: $152,328
March 2022 cost of living index in Rowena: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Rowena, TX (2000)
    • 64079.4%White alone
    • 16220.1%Hispanic
    • 40.5%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Rowena, Texas as of May 26, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rowena is 241 to 1.


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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 130.2 square miles.

Population density: 5.6 people per square mile   (very low).

Rowena, Texas map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Rowena CCD:

0.5% ($289)
Texas:

1.8% ($1,393)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: San Angelo, TX (29.3 miles , pop. 88,439).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Austin, TX (162.0 miles , pop. 656,562).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (174.5 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities:

Ballinger, TX (2.9 miles ),
Paint Rock, TX (3.1 miles ),
Eola-Paint Rock, TX (3.2 miles ),
Miles, TX (3.3 miles ),
East Tom Green, TX (4.7 miles ),
Winters, TX (4.8 miles ),
Talpa, TX (4.9 miles ),
Bronte, TX (5.0 miles )

Latitude: 31.63 N, Longitude: 100.00 W

Area code: 325

Distribution of median household income in Rowena, TX in 2022
Rowena satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.0%
Texas:

3.5%
Most common industries in Rowena, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (22.7%)
  • Educational services (11.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.7%)
  • Health care (8.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.0%)
  • Truck transportation (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (32.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (11.2%)
  • Educational services (10.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (9.0%)
  • Truck transportation (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.0%)
  • Construction (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (19.7%)
  • Health care (15.2%)
  • Educational services (12.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Rowena, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (17.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.7%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.5%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (23.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.4%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (11.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (6.7%)
  • Customer service representatives (5.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)

Average climate in Rowena, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rowena-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 4% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.7 miles away from the Rowena place center killed 13 people and injured 159 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/14/1995, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.0 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rowena-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 311% 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 106.9 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 220.5 miles away from the city 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 188.5 miles away from Rowena center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 328.1 miles away from Rowena center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 375.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/11/2011 at 12:27:44, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 95.8 miles away from Rowena 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 Runnels County (8) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Rowena:

  • BALLINGER HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; BALLINGER, TX)
  • HOSPICE OF BALLINGER (Hospital, about 9 miles away; BALLINGER, TX)
  • CENTRAL TEXAS NURSING AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BALLINGER, TX)
  • BALLINGER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; BALLINGER, TX)
  • BALLINGER HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BALLINGER, TX)
  • HERITAGE OAKS ESTATE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BALLINGER, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rowena:

  • Angelo State University (about 31 miles; San Angelo, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,019)
  • Abilene Christian University (about 61 miles; Abilene, TX; FT enrollment: 4,025)
  • Cisco College (about 81 miles; Cisco, TX; FT enrollment: 2,687)
  • Howard College (about 96 miles; Big Spring, TX; FT enrollment: 2,587)
  • Tarleton State University (about 113 miles; Stephenville, TX; FT enrollment: 8,882)
  • Midland College (about 127 miles; Midland, TX; FT enrollment: 3,650)
  • Central Texas College (about 134 miles; Killeen, TX; FT enrollment: 15,911)

Public elementary/middle schools in Rowena:

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Points of interest:

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

Church in Rowena: Saint Boniface Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Boniface Cemetery (1), Protestant Cemetery (2), Hoffman Cemetery (3), Evergreen Cemetery (4), Saint Josephs Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Kuhn Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Valley Creek (A), Rocky Creek (B), Red Bank Creek (C), Indian Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Bonnie Parker.

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

2.4 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

70.4%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

2.6%
Whole state:

6.0%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

18.8%
Whole state:

15.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

11.4%
Whole state:

6.7%

Banks with branches in Rowena (2011 data):

  • West Texas State Bank: Edwards Street Branch at Edwards Street, branch established on 1908/01/01. Info updated 2009/12/07: Bank assets: $144.7 mil, Deposits: $129.9 mil, headquarters in Snyder, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Wtsb Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Rowena:

Marital status in Rowena, TX
  • Never married: 15.5%
  • Now married: 68.7%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 6.4%

For population 25 years and over in Rowena:

  • High school or higher: 76.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.6
Texas average:

15.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rowena, TX (based on Runnels County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,87328
Catholic3,2005
Mainline Protestant1,2357
Other271
None1,166-
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: 3
Runnels County:

2.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.97 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
This county:

7.77 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Runnels County:

5.83 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

10.9%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Runnels County:

26.3%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.4%
Texas:

15.7%

Strongest AM radio stations in Rowena:

  • KRUN (1400 AM; 1 kW; BALLINGER, TX; Owner: GRAHAM BROTHERS COMM., L.L.C.)
  • KGKL (960 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: KGKL, INC.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KEAN (1470 AM; 5 kW; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KCRN (1340 AM; 1 kW; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: CRISWELL CENTER OF BIBLICAL STUDIES)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rowena:

  • KKCN (103.1 FM; BALLINGER, TX; Owner: GRAHAM BROTHERS COMM., L.L.C.)
  • KELI (98.7 FM; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: KGKL, INC.)
  • KCRN-FM (93.9 FM; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: CRISWELL CENTER FOR BIBLICAL STUDIES)
  • KWFR (101.9 FM; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: FOSTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KUTX (90.1 FM; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN)
  • KORQ (96.1 FM; WINTERS, TX; Owner: DOUD MEDIA GROUP)
  • KGKL-FM (97.5 FM; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: KGKL, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rowena:

  • KLST (Channel 8; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: JEWELL TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • KIDY (Channel 6; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: SAGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K44FJ (Channel 44; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KACB-TV (Channel 3; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KEUS-LP (Channel 31; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KANG-CA (Channel 41; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

Rowena fatal accident list:

Mar 16, 2012 05:38 PM, Us-67, Fm 2872, Lat: 31.648792, Lon: -100.050814, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Rowena)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • 1040031, .6 Km N Of Int Of Kristoff Rd & Rr 2872 (Lat: 31.662944 Lon: -100.091139), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 151.5 m, Overall height: 152.4 m, Call Sign: WQKW390,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11365.0 MHz, 11215.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 17920.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 17800.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/22/2019, Expiration Date: 10/06/2029, Cancellation Date: 10/25/2023, Certifier: Christopher M Brooks, Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 5301 77 Center Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217, Phone: (704) 936-1777, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:

  • Olfen ISD, 1122 Pr 2562 (Lat: 31.610028 Lon: -99.962028), Type: Pole, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQLG412,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17760.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/03/2020, Expiration Date: 01/12/2030, Certifier: Christopher M Brooks, Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:

  • ROWENA, Fm 2133 E (Lat: 31.647167 Lon: -100.029583), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Call Sign: WQWC620, Licensee ID: L00588607,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10855.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/17/2015, Expiration Date: 07/17/2025, Certifier: Mike Higgins, Registrant: West Central Wireless, L.P., 3389 Knickerbocker Road, San Angelo, TX 76902, Phone: (325) 944-9016, Email:

  • TX-ROWENA-CN-1, 502 Mary St (Lat: 31.646750 Lon: -100.047750), Type: Tank, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WREP410,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz... (+57 more), Grant Date: 11/19/2019, Expiration Date: 11/19/2029, Certifier: Derrick Brown, Registrant: Amg Technology Investment Group, LLC, 95 Parker Oaks Lane, Hudson Oaks, TX 76087, Phone: (855) 698-5465, Email:

  • TX-ROWENA-CN-1, 527 Mary Street (Lat: 31.646750 Lon: -100.047750), Type: Tank, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WRFJ789,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/17/2020, Expiration Date: 03/17/2030, Cancellation Date: 08/11/2022, Certifier: Derrick Brown, Registrant: Amg Technology Investment Group, LLC, 95 Parker Oaks Lane, Hudson Oaks, TX 76087, Phone: (855) 698-5465, Email:

  • WCW ROWENA, Fm 2133 E (Lat: 31.647167 Lon: -100.029583), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Call Sign: WRXY510,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11075.0 MHz, 17980.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 17980.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 17980.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 17980.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 17980.0 MHz... (+38 more), Grant Date: 07/11/2023, Expiration Date: 07/11/2033, Certifier: Belinda S Waldrip, Registrant: Resound Networks, LLC, 100 N Cuyler, Pampa, TX 79065, Phone: (800) 806-1719, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC5VIS, Licensee ID: L01175709, Grant Date: 11/21/2017, Expiration Date: 07/16/2026, Certifier: Chris S Homer, Registrant: Chris S Homer, 526 Cr 255, Rowena, TX 76875-7687

  • Call Sign: KC5ZTR, Grant Date: 04/02/1997, Expiration Date: 04/02/2007, Cancellation Date: 04/03/2009, Registrant: Felix Cortez Jr, Rowena, TX 76875


Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rowena, TX
  • 47.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 33.6%Utility gas
  • 19.3%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rowena, TX
  • 68.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 25.3%Utility gas
  • 4.2%Electricity
  • 2.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Rowena compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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