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Boys Ranch, Texas

Boys Ranch is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in northeastern Oldham County, Texas, United States, on the site of the original county seat, Tascosa. It lies along U.S. Route 385 northeast of the city of Vega, the county seat of Oldham County.[1] Although Boys Ranch is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 79010.[2] It was founded in 1939 by Cal Farley for troubled youth and is now a census-designated place. This was a new CDP for the 2010 census with a population of 282. [3]

Boys Ranch
Boys Ranch is located in Texas
Boys Ranch
Boys Ranch
Location within the state of Texas
Boys Ranch is located in the United States
Boys Ranch
Boys Ranch
Boys Ranch (the United States)
Coordinates: 35°32′0″N 102°15′13″W / 35.53333°N 102.25361°W / 35.53333; -102.25361Coordinates: 35°32′0″N 102°15′13″W / 35.53333°N 102.25361°W / 35.53333; -102.25361
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
 • Land1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
3,186 ft (971 m)
 • Total282
 • Density180/sq mi (69/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s)806
GNIS feature ID1352792


Boys Ranch is located at 35°32′0″N 102°15′13″W / 35.53333°N 102.25361°W / 35.53333; -102.25361 (35.533189, -102.253684). The CDP has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), all land.[4] Its elevation is 3,186 feet (971 m).[5]



According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Boys Ranch has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[6]


The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White. In terms of ancestry, 58.0% were of German, 23.3% were of Swiss, 14.4% were of Dutch, 8.0% were of British, 5.8% were of Swedish

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 98.
  2. ^ Zip Code Lookup Archived June 15, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Counts, 2010 Census of Population and Housing" (PDF). Texas: 2010.
  4. ^ "Boys Ranch, Texas :: Boundary Map of Boys Ranch, Texas". Archived from the original on 2016-12-29. Retrieved 2016-12-29.
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Boys Ranch, Texas
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Boys Ranch, Texas