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Ropesville is a city in Hockley County, Texas, United States. The population was 434 at the 2010 census,[2] down from 517 at the 2000 census.

Ropesville, Texas
Grain elevator in Ropesville
Grain elevator in Ropesville
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Map of Texas
Ropesville
Coordinates: 33°24′48″N 102°09′16″W / 33.41333°N 102.15444°W / 33.41333; -102.15444Coordinates: 33°24′48″N 102°09′16″W / 33.41333°N 102.15444°W / 33.41333; -102.15444
Country United States
State Texas
CountyHockley
RegionLlano Estacado
Established1917
Area
 • Total0.36 sq mi (0.94 km2)
 • Land0.36 sq mi (0.94 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation3,363 ft (1,025 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total434
 • Density1,197/sq mi (462.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
ZIP code
79358
Area code806
FIPS code48-63140
GNIS feature ID1366856
Websitehttps://cityofropesville.com/

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GeographyEdit

Ropesville is located on the high plains of the Llano Estacado at 33°24′48″N 102°09′16″W / 33.41333°N 102.15444°W / 33.41333; -102.15444 (33.4134229 -102.1543406),[3] in the southeast corner of Hockley County. U.S. Routes 62 and 82 pass together through the northwest side of the city, leading northeast 21 miles (34 km) to Lubbock and southwest 18 miles (29 km) to Brownfield. Levelland, the Hockley county seat, is 24 miles (39 km) to the northwest via farm roads.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Ropesville has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.9 km2), all of it land.[2]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1950391
19604238.2%
197048314.2%
19804891.2%
19904941.0%
20005174.7%
2010434−16.1%
Est. 2016435[4]0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, 517 people, 177 households, and 141 families resided in the city. The population density was 1,441.5 people per square mile (554.5/km²). The 185 housing units averaged 515.8 per square mile (198.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.43% White, 2.13% African American, 0.97% Native American, 6.00% from other races, and 3.48% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 53.19% of the population.

Of the 177 households, 43.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.8% were not families. About 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the city, the population was distributed as 33.3% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,531, and for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $21,176 versus $18,393 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,670. About 14.7% of families and 14.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.2% of those under age 18 and 16.4% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

Ropesville is served by the Ropes Independent School District.

GovernmentEdit

The city government is presided over by Mayor Brenda Rabel.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ropesville". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Ropesville city, Texas". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "Home". City of Ropesville. Retrieved June 21, 2017.

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