Runaway Bay, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Runaway Bay, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Runaway Bay had a population of 1,444 as of July 1, 2017. Runaway Bay ranks in the lower 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 Runaway Bay is located at latitude 33.1743 and longitude -97.8725 in Wise County. The formal boundaries for the City of Runaway Bay (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.52 sq. miles and a water area of 4.27 sq. miles. Wise County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 912 feet.

The City of Runaway Bay (GNIS ID: 2411015) 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 Runaway Bay is located within Bridgeport Division of Wise County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Runaway Bay population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Runaway Bay, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,444
Daytime Population: Workers 149
Daytime Population: Residents 696
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 845
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 1,444
Population in Familes 1,228
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 573
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $79,148
Average Household Income $93,384
Per Capita Income $39,991


Total Housing Units 731 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 516 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 106 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 109 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $189,474
Average Home Value $203,731


Total Households 622
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 454
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.61% 1.56%
Households 1.58% 1.56%
Families 1.52% 1.54%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

Runaway Bay, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Runaway Bay to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 845 52nd
Population Density # 1102 37th
Diversity Index # 1496 15th
Median Household Income # 173 90th
Per Capita Income # 156 91st

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