Runnels County

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Runnels County, Texas

PO Box 189
Ballinger, TX 76821
Phone: (325) 365-2720
Fax: (325) 365-3408
www.co.runnels.tx.us

In central TX, northeast of San Angelo; organized Feb 1, 1858 from Coleman County. Name Origin: For Hardin Richard Runnels (1820-73), TX legislator (1847-53) and governor (1857-59)

Area (sq mi):: 1057.13 (land 1050.73; water 6.40) Population per square mile: 10.40
Population 2005: 10,974 State rank: 161 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.50%; 1990-2000 1.80% Population 2000: 11,495 (White 67.80%; Black or African American 1.40%; Hispanic or Latino 29.30%; Asian 0.30%; Other 16.80%). Foreign born: 4.50%. Median age: 39.40
Income 2000: per capita $13,577; median household $27,806; Population below poverty level: 19.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,751-$20,362
Unemployment (2004): 5.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.40% Median travel time to work: 18.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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