Ballinger, Texas Population 2024

3,518

Ballinger is a city located in Runnels County Texas. Ballinger has a 2024 population of 3,518. It is also the county seat of Runnels County. Ballinger is currently declining at a rate of -0.79% annually and its population has decreased by -3.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,630 in 2020.

The average household income in Ballinger is $65,374 with a poverty rate of 12.09%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Ballinger is 40.7 years, 36.5 years for males, and 47.6 years for females.

Ballinger Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ballinger was:

  • White: 79.37%
  • Two or more races: 10.84%
  • Black or African American: 6.11%
  • Other race: 3.68%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Texas
Land Area (mi²)
3.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,005.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.09% (-112)
The current population of Ballinger, Texas is 3,518 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,630.

Ballinger, Texas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,84779.37%
Two or more races38910.84%
Black or African American2196.11%
Other race1323.68%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ballinger Population by Race

Ballinger Population Pyramid 2024

Ballinger Median Age

40.7

Total

36.5

Male

47.6

Female

Ballinger Adults

There are 2,677 adults, (699 of whom are seniors) in Ballinger.

Ballinger Age Dependency

81.3

Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46

Child Dependency Ratio

Ballinger Sex Ratio

Female1,68446.95%
Male1,90353.05%

Ballinger Population by Age

Ballinger Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,3732.4968.331.7
Married5693.3481.718.3
Non Family5321.3658.541.5
Female1852.7469.730.3
Male873.3237.962.1

3.13

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

68.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ballinger Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1696.87%
9th to 12th Grade1998.09%
High School Graduate90136.63%
Some College54922.32%
Associates Degree1998.09%
Bachelors Degree2399.72%
Graduate Degree2048.29%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ballinger Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ballinger Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,6161,553308
Hispanic62039687
2+ Races21516754
Black19211435
Other Race39160

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.1%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 25.12%.

Ballinger Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$37,350$41,524$35,442
Less Than 9th Grade$22,424$29,464$20,341
High School Graduate$35,625$51,193$0
Some College$40,104$47,125$36,196
Bachelors Degree$41,898$45,536$0
Graduate Degree$52,610$14,079$0

$37,350

Average Earnings

$41,524

Average Male

$35,442

Average Female

Ballinger Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ballinger Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ballinger Language

82.94% of Ballinger residents speak only English, while 17.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.62% of the population.

Ballinger Language

Ballinger Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,13323611.06%
Hispanic1,02514013.66%
Multiple3475917%
Black1842413.04%

12.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.08%

Male Poverty Rate

15.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ballinger

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ballinger is Multiple, with 17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ballinger is White, with 11.06% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.39%.

Ballinger Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School21.85%
Less Than 9th Grade17.96%
Bachelors or Greater5.81%
Some College5.53%

Ballinger Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed76.74%
Male Employed12.14%
Female Employed1.61%
Male Unemployed0%

Ballinger Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ballinger Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$54,583$65,374
Families$58,309$76,723
Married Families$84,583$-999,999,999
Non Families$32,500$45,208

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ballinger Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.2%

Male Marriage Rate

44.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Ballinger Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ballinger Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Ballinger Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ballinger Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

98

Number of Veterans

98

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam37
Second Gulf War20
Korea18
First Gulf War0
World War II0

Ballinger Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+39
35 to 5432
65 to 7427
18 to 340
55 to 640

Ballinger Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White863.88%
Black126.09%

Ballinger Veterans by Race

Ballinger Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ballinger Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.4%

Labor Force Participation

53.9%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Ballinger Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ballinger Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ballinger Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

78.37%

Born in Ballinger

94.95%

Native Born

5.05%

Foreign Born

3.15%

Non Citizen

1.9%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.95% of Ballinger residents were born in the United States, with 78.37% having been born in Texas. 3.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Ballinger Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,378-28-0.82%
20283,406-28-0.82%
20273,434-28-0.81%
20263,462-28-0.8%
20253,490-28-0.8%
20243,518-28-0.79%
20233,546-28-0.78%
20223,574-23-0.64%
20213,597-33-0.91%
20203,630-17-0.47%
20193,647270.75%
20183,620-35-0.96%
20173,655-15-0.41%
20163,670-38-1.02%
20153,708330.9%
20143,675260.71%
20133,649-52-1.41%
20123,701-61-1.62%
20113,762-6-0.16%
20103,768-475-11.19%
20004,2432686.74%
19903,975-232-5.51%
19804,20740.1%
19704,203-840-16.66%
19605,043-259-4.88%
19505,30283018.56%
19404,4722856.81%
19304,1871,42051.32%
19202,767-769-21.75%
19103,53600%
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Ballinger Population by Year