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Ballinger, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Ballinger had a population of 3,480 as of July 1, 2019. Ballinger ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ballinger is located at latitude 31.7382 and longitude -99.9473 in Runnels County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ballinger encompass a land area of 3.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Runnels County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,627 feet.

The City of Ballinger (GNIS ID: 2409778) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Ballinger is located within Ballinger Division of Runnels County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ballinger: Gresham, Hutchings.

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Ballinger, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Ballinger, TX Housing Affordability Index is 204
State of Texas Housing Affordability Index is 132
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Ballinger, TX Wealth Index is 49
State of Texas Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 3,480 (100%)
Population in Households 3,381 (97.2%)
Population in Families 2,811 (80.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 99 ( 2.8%)
Population Density 995
Diversity Index2 66
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,282
Average Household Income $51,184
Per Capita Income $20,056
Wealth Index4 49

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,771 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 972 (54.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 372 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 427 (24.1%)
Median Home Value $81,122
Housing Affordability Index3 204
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,344
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 907
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.87% -0.56%
Households -0.91% -0.63%
Families -0.9% -0.69%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

Ballinger, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ballinger to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 516 71st
Population Density # 727 58th
Diversity Index # 431 76th
Median Household Income # 1428 18th
Per Capita Income # 1243 29th

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