Ranger, Texas

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Ranger is a city in Eastland County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,584 at the 2000 census. Ranger College, a community college, is the second largest employer in the community.

During the 1920s, Ranger, like nearby Cisco, Eastland, and Desdemona, were petroleum boomtowns.

The Ranger Antique Airfield (F23), established in 1928, is the third oldest airport in Texas. Amelia Earhart landed at the field in 1931 in her Pitcairn Autogyro. Managed by Charles Calvert, the airport held its first airshow in May 2008. Jared Calvert, a local pilot, was featured on Bob Phillips' Texas Country Reporter television series to bring public awareness to the effort of preserving the historic site.[3] The airport has two grass runways. 1-19; 2730 ft. x 80 ft. / 18-36; 1950 ft. x 60 ft.

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Geography

Ranger is located at 32°28′12″N 98°40′36″W / 32.47°N 98.67667°W / 32.47; -98.67667 (32.470102, -98.676734)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.1 square miles (18.5 km²), of which, 7.0 square miles (18.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (1.82%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,584 people, 989 households, and 616 families residing in the city. The population density was 369.0 people per square mile (142.5/km²). There were 1,214 housing units at an average density of 173.4/sq mi (67.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.83% White, 6.73% African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 5.65% from other races, and 1.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.51% of the population.

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