According to Allunitconverters.com, Ranger, Texas is located in Eastland County and is a small city with a population of approximately 2,500 people. The city is situated on the banks of the Leon River and has a mild climate that rarely experiences temperatures below freezing. Ranger has a rich history that dates back to the 1870s when it was first established as a railroad town. The economy of Ranger has traditionally been based on oil and gas production, but in recent years it has diversified to include retail and other services.
The City of Ranger operates its own school district which includes three schools – an elementary school, middle school, and high school. All three schools are well-respected for their academic standards and excellence in athletics. The city also boasts several parks, including the Leon River Park which offers fishing, boating, picnicking, and camping facilities. Another popular attraction is the historic Center Theatre which hosts live music performances by local musicians each week.
Ranger is also home to numerous landmarks including the First United Methodist Church which was built in 1882 and still stands today as one of the oldest churches in Texas. Other notable landmarks include the Old Town Hall building which dates back to 1877 and serves as a reminder of Ranger’s past. Finally, there is the Texas & Pacific Railway Depot Museum which houses artifacts from Ranger’s days as a bustling railroad town.
In terms of politics, Ranger leans conservatively with Republicans dominating many local elections over recent years. This trend is likely due to Ranger’s proximity to nearby Abilene – an area known for its strong Republican voting base. Despite this political leaning however, residents are generally proud of their town’s sense of community spirit and focus on providing quality public services for its citizens regardless of party affiliation or political views.
Population: 2,584. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,535 (-1.9% change)
Males: 1,273 (49.3%), Females: 1,311 (50.7%)
Zip code: 76470
Median resident age: 36.3 years
Median household income: $22,500
Median house value: $21,100
Races in Ranger:
- White Non-Hispanic (77.9%)
- Hispanic (13.5%)
- Black (6.7%)
- Other race (5.7%)
- Two or more races (1.7%)
- American Indian (1.1%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)
Ancestries: United States (17.1%), German (7.0%), Irish (6.9%), English (5.0%), Scotch-Irish (3.5%), Dutch (2.9%).
Elevation: 1441 feet
Land area: 7.0 square miles
Ranger, Texas is a small town located in Eastland County. With a population of 2,400 people, Ranger is the largest town in Eastland County. The majority of the population is white (83%), with African American (11%) and Hispanic (4%) populations coming in second and third respectively. The median age of the population is 34.5 years old, with a slightly higher percentage of females at 51% to males at 49%.
The median household income for Ranger is $37,813 per year, which is slightly lower than the national average of $57,652. The poverty rate for Ranger is 22%, which is also slightly higher than the national rate of 11%. A majority of residents are employed in retail trade (19%), educational services (17%), and health care and social assistance (17%). Manufacturing accounts for 5% of employment and construction makes up 4% of employment in Ranger. In terms of education levels, 65% have completed high school or higher, with 12% being college graduates or above.
Ranger has a mix of both rural and urban characteristics that make it an attractive place to live. While there are no major highways running through town, several state roads provide access to nearby cities like Abilene and Stephenville. There are several schools within the city limits including an elementary school, middle school and high school as well as two private schools offering religious education. There are also a few churches located throughout the city providing religious services to its citizens. Lastly, there are several small businesses located throughout Ranger including restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations and other retailers providing goods and services to its citizens.
For population 25 years and over in Ranger
- High school or higher: 65.4%
- Bachelor’s degree or higher: 13.3%
- Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
- Unemployed: 19.0%
- Mean travel time to work: 16.3 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Ranger city
- Never married: 20.5%
- Now married: 56.4%
- Separated: 3.0%
- Widowed: 11.0%
- Divorced: 9.0%
3.7% Foreign born (3.5% Latin America).
Population change in the 1990s: -252 (-8.9%).
Hospitals/medical centers near Ranger:
- EASTLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; EASTLAND, TX)
- DELEON HOSPITAL (about 26 miles; DE LEON, TX)
- HARRIS METHODIST ERATH COUNTY (about 36 miles; STEPHENVILLE, TX)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ranger:
- ABILENE REGIONAL (about 69 miles; ABILENE, TX; Abbreviation: ABI)
- DYESS AFB (about 82 miles; ABILENE, TX; Abbreviation: DYS)
- FORT WORTH NAS JRB/CARSWELL FIELD (about 89 miles; FORT WORTH, TX; Abbreviation: NFW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Ranger:
- RANGER MUNI (about 2 miles; RANGER, TX; Abbreviation: F23)
- EASTLAND MUNI (about 10 miles; EASTLAND, TX; Abbreviation: ETN)
- STEPHENS COUNTY (about 23 miles; BRECKENRIDGE, TX; Abbreviation: BKD)
Colleges and Universities
College/University in Ranger:
- RANGER COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 644; Location: COLLEGE CIR; Public; Website: www.ranger.cc.tx.us)
Colleges and Universities
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ranger:
- TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 37 miles; STEPHENVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,068)
- ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (about 72 miles; ABILENE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,380)
- HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY (about 74 miles; Abilene, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,026)
- TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE (about 96 miles; FT WORTH, TX; Full-time enrollment: 15,454)
- MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 96 miles; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,619)
- TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (about 99 miles; FT WORTH, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,032)
- SOUTHWESTERN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (about 99 miles; FT WORTH, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,253)
Public high school in Ranger:
- RANGER H S (Students: 125; Location: 1842 LOOP 254 E; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Ranger:
- RANGER EL (Students: 228; Location: 1842 LOOP 254 E; Grades: PK – 05)
- RANGER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 110; Location: 1842 LOOP 254 E; Grades: 06 – 08)
Library in Ranger:
- RANGER CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $21,055; Location: 718 PINE ST; 8,043 books; 238 audio materials; 76 video materials; 28 serial subscriptions)