Boys Ranch, Texas

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Boys Ranch
Unincorporated community & census-designated place
Boys Ranch is located in Texas
Boys Ranch
Boys Ranch
Location within the state of Texas
Boys Ranch is located in the US
Boys Ranch
Boys Ranch
Boys Ranch (the US)
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
StateTexas
CountyOldham
Area
 • Total1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
 • Land1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation3,186 ft (971 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total282
 • Density180/sq mi (69/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes79010
Area code(s)806
GNIS feature ID1352792

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] This was a new CDP for the 2010 census with a population of 282. [3]

Geography[edit]

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]

Education[edit]

Boys Ranch is served by the Boys Ranch Independent School District, containing Boys Ranch High School, Mimi Farley Elementary, and Blakemore Middle School.

Climate[edit]

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

Demographics[edit]

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 also[edit]

References[edit]

  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".
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Boys Ranch, Texas
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Boys Ranch, Texas