Ralls, Texas

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Ralls is an agricultural community in Crosby County, West Texas, United States, named after John Robinson Ralls, who, with the help of W.E. McLaughlin, laid out the townsite in July 1911.[3] Ralls is surrounded by productive farm lands that primarily produce cotton and grains, with lesser amounts of soybean, sunflower, and vegetables.[3]

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Geography

Ralls is located on the level plains of the Llano Estacado between Lorenzo to the west and Crosbyton to the east. To the north of Ralls is the small community of Cone, Texas and further north is a narrow portion of Blanco Canyon, where the Spanish explorer Francisco Vázquez de Coronado and his army are believed to have camped in 1541. To the south of Ralls is the Caprock Escarpment which marks the break between the Llano Estacado and the rolling plains carved by the tributaries of the Brazos River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2), all of it land.

The Caprock Escarpment of the Llano Estacado, 22 km (14 mi) south of Ralls.

Grain silos along the west side of Ralls.

Demographics

Ralls is part of the Lubbock Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the United States Census Bureau, the population was 2,252 in 2000, with 776 households, and 584 families residing in the community. The population density was 1,680.4 people per square mile (648.9/km²). There were 871 housing units at an average density of 649.9/sq mi (251.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 58.48% White, 2.22% African American, 0.53% Native American, 36.77% from other races, and 2.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 55.77% of the population.

There were 776 households out of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.37.

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