Ransom Canyon, Texas

related topics
{household, population, female}
{town, population, incorporate}
{township, household, population}

Ransom Canyon is a town in Lubbock County of West Texas, United States. The population was 1,011 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Lubbock Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Ransom Canyon has some unusually designed homes, including the Lawson Rock House and the Steel House, both designed by Robert R. Bruno (1945-2008). The steel house was featured on an episode of Texas Country Reporter with Bob Phillips shortly before Bruno's death.

The Lawson Rock House in Ransom Canyon

Robert Bruno's Steel House overlooking the rim at Ransom Canyon.



The town of Ransom Canyon is located within Yellow House Canyon, at the eastern edge of the Llano Estacado. Yellow House Canyon was carved by the North Fork of the Double Mountain Fork of the Brazos River. This stream has been dammed multiple times to form Buffalo Springs Lake and Lake Ransom Canyon.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²), of which, 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (11.70%) is water.

Lake Ransom Canyon

Gust-front dust cloud moving across the Llano Estacado toward Ransom Canyon


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,011 people, 404 households, and 338 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,213.1 people per square mile (470.3/km²). There were 412 housing units at an average density of 494.4/sq mi (191.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.25% White, 0.40% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 2.57% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.85% of the population.

There were 404 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 80.0% were married couples living together, 3.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.1% were non-families. 14.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.76.

Full article ▸

related documents
Pelion, South Carolina
Marble City Community, Oklahoma
Selma, Indiana
Holiday Lakes, Texas
Cicero, Indiana
Serenada, Texas
Haviland, New York
Coyanosa, Texas
North Windham, Maine
Johnson Lane, Nevada
Fishersville, Virginia
Medina, Texas
Crown Heights, New York
Navy Yard City, Washington
Low Moor, Virginia
Lake Arrowhead, Maine
Kalihiwai, Hawaii
Lake Bosworth, Washington
Springvale, Maine
Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico
Sweet Home, Arkansas
Meraux, Louisiana
Red Devil, Alaska
Espy, Pennsylvania
Naval Academy, Maryland
Baldwin Harbor, New York
Chance, Maryland
Butte, Alaska
Terrace Heights, Washington
Churchville, Pennsylvania