Location of Runge, Texas
|• Total||1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)|
|• Land||1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||312 ft (95 m)|
|• Density||918.7/sq mi (354.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1367003|
Runge is located at (28.885172, -97.712769).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all of it land.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Runge has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,080 people, 395 households, and 289 families residing in the town. The population density was 918.7 people per square mile (353.4/km²). There were 461 housing units at an average density of 392.1 per square mile (150.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 67.22% White, 2.22% African American, 1.11% Native American, 26.67% from other races, and 2.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 74.17% of the population.
There were 395 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 17.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.19.
In the town the population was spread out with 32.2% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $20,417, and the median income for a family was $22,738. Males had a median income of $20,667 versus $16,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $8,480. About 27.7% of families and 31.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.9% of those under age 18 and 40.4% of those age 65 or over.
The Town of Runge is served by the Runge Independent School District.
- Claude Davenport, former Major League Baseball player.
- Mike Gisler, former National Football League Offensive Lineman
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- Climate Summary for Runge, Texas