- Rankin, Texas
official_name = Rankin, Texas
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Rankin, Texas
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 2.8
area_land_km2 = 2.8
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 1.1
area_land_sq_mi = 1.1
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 800
population_density_km2 = 290.3
population_density_sq_mi = 751.9
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 767
elevation_ft = 2516
latd = 31 |latm = 13 |lats = 28 |latNS = N
longd = 101 |longm = 56 |longs = 27 |longEW = W
Rankin is located at coor dms|31|13|28|N|101|56|27|W|city (31.224412, -101.940866)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.7 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 800 people, 308 households, and 231 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 751.9 people per square mile (291.4/km²). There were 374 housing units at an average density of 351.5/sq mi (136.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.00% White, 2.50% African American, 0.50% Native American, 12.00% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 26.88% of the population.
There were 308 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.03.
In the city the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $36,528, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $19,563 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $16,047. About 15.7% of families and 16.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.6% of those under age 18 and 15.3% of those age 65 or over.
The City of Rankin is served by the
Rankin Independent School District. The district has two schools - Rankin High School (Red Devils) and James Gossett Elementary. [ [http://www.rankin.esc18.net/ Rankin ISD] website]
Rankin is the host to the World Championship Barbados Cookoff. The event is held every year during Memorial Day weekend and includes a rodeo and a cookoff that crowns the world champion Barbados chef.
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