Ralls, Texas

Ralls, Texas

According to USPRIVATESCHOOLSFINDER, Ralls, Texas is a small city located in Crosby County in the state of Texas. The city is situated in the flat plains of the Llano Estacado region and is surrounded by cotton fields and ranches. The climate of Ralls is hot and dry during summers, with temperatures reaching up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Winters are mild, with temperatures ranging between 30-50 degrees Fahrenheit.

The history of Ralls goes back to its founding in 1891 by Robert L. Ralls, a local rancher who purchased land from the nearby town of Crosbyton to build his own settlement. During World War II, the city was home to an Army Air Force base that was used as a training facility for bomber pilots.

Politically, Ralls has been historically conservative, with strong Republican majorities in local elections. The economy of Ralls is largely based on agriculture and ranching; however there are also several small businesses located in the area providing services such as auto repair, restaurants, and retail stores.

Ralls has three public schools – one elementary school (Ralls Elementary), one middle school (Ralls Middle School), and one high school (Ralls High School). All three schools are part of the Crosbyton Independent School District and offer a variety of sports teams such as football, basketball, baseball/softball, volleyball, track/field events and more.

There are several landmarks located within Ralls that serve as reminders of its rich history including the old Army Air Force base which now serves as a museum dedicated to educating visitors about World War II aviation history; The Robert L. Ralls Memorial Park which pays tribute to the city’s founder; The historic downtown district which features many original buildings from when it was first established; And finally The Cottonwood Creek Nature Preserve which offers visitors a chance to explore over 100 acres of protected land filled with wildlife and nature trails for hiking or biking.

Population: 2,252. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,122 (-5.8% change)
Males: 1,050 (46.6%), Females: 1,202 (53.4%)

Crosby County

Zip code: 79357

Median resident age: 33.2 years
Median household income: $23,892
Median house value: $30,800

Races in Ralls:

  • Hispanic (55.8%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (41.7%)
  • Other race (36.8%)
  • Black (2.2%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • American Indian (1.3%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (7.8%), English (5.4%), Irish (4.7%), German (3.2%).

Land area: 1.3 square miles

Ralls, Texas


Ralls, Texas is a small town located in Crosby County. According to the most recent US Census Bureau data, the population of Ralls was 1,945 people in 2018. The population has grown by 4% since 2010 and is projected to increase by another 4% by 2020. The majority of the population is White (83%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (13%), African American (2%) and Asian (1%). The median age of the town is 37 years old with a gender ratio of 49% female and 51% male.

The people of Ralls are known for their friendly atmosphere and laid-back attitude. Many businesses have been established in the town including several restaurants, bars, convenience stores, gas stations, and other small businesses that cater to local needs. Additionally, there are several churches within the city limits as well as numerous parks and recreational centers that offer activities for both children and adults alike. Education is also an important aspect of life in Ralls with two public schools providing education from Kindergarten to 12th grade as well as a private school offering classes from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. The area also has its own library which provides many resources for learning and research.

For population 25 years and over in Ralls

  • High school or higher: 58.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 7.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ralls city

  • Never married: 19.9%
  • Now married: 59.1%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 11.4%
  • Divorced: 6.2%

3.4% Foreign born (3.3% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +64 (+2.9%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Ralls:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ralls:

  • LUBBOCK INTL (about 31 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; Abbreviation: LBB)
  • AMARILLO INTL (about 108 miles; AMARILLO, TX; Abbreviation: AMA)
  • MIDLAND INTERNATIONAL (about 133 miles; MIDLAND, TX; Abbreviation: MAF)

Other public-use airports nearest to Ralls:

  • CROSBYTON MUNICIPAL (about 12 miles; CROSBYTON, TX; Abbreviation: 8F3)
  • FLOYDADA MUNICIPAL (about 23 miles; FLOYDADA, TX; Abbreviation: Q41)
  • SLATON MUNI (about 23 miles; SLATON, TX; Abbreviation: F49)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ralls:

  • TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY (about 31 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; Full-time enrollment: 22,439)
  • WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 43 miles; PLAINVIEW, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,578)
  • SOUTH PLAINS COLLEGE (about 72 miles; LEVELLAND, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,851)
  • WEST TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY (about 96 miles; CANYON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,476)
  • AMARILLO COLLEGE (about 109 miles; AMARILLO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,876)
  • MIDLAND COLLEGE (about 124 miles; MIDLAND, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,800)
  • EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 140 miles; PORTALES, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,955)


Public high school in Ralls:

  • RALLS H S (Students: 161; Location: 810 AVE I; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Ralls:

  • RALLS EL (Students: 324; Location: 810 AVE I; Grades: PK – 05)
  • RALLS MIDDLE (Students: 133; Location: 810 AVE I; Grades: 06 – 08)