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Welcome to Ballinger ...

The city of Ballinger is located in the Texas Panhandle.

Ballinger is located in Runnels County<1> and is the County Seat for Runnels County.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Ballinger, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1886.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ballinger has a population of 3,647 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Ballinger is 1,640 feet [500 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Ballinger lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Ballinger lies within the (325) area code.

The ZIP code for Ballinger: 76821<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ballinger had an population of 3,647 people. This is a decrease of 3.19% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.05% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ballinger had a population of 3,767 people (or 35.87% of the total population of Runnels County). This makes Ballinger the county's most populous community.

The population of Ballinger represents 0.01% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 398th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,767 people, the population of Ballinger decreased 11.22% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,243 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ballinger.

Communities Also Named Ballinger ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Ballinger - it's located in Iowa.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ballinger.

Communities near Ballinger ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ballinger.

  • Winters
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winters have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winters
    • Winters is located in Runnels County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,469 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winters <6>
  • Miles
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miles have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miles
    • Miles is located in Runnels County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 894 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miles <6>
  • Paint Rock
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paint Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paint Rock
    • Paint Rock is located in Concho County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 306 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paint Rock <6>
  • Rowena
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Lowake
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Norton
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norton
    • Norton is located in Runnels County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norton <6>
  • Talpa
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • Maverick ‑ Historic
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maverick have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maverick
    • Maverick is located in Runnels County
  • Tennyson
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
  • Glen Cove
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Cove
    • Glen Cove is located in Coleman County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ballinger. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ballinger.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ballinger. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ballinger.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ballinger. Our list includes 13 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Ballinger.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ballinger ...

Looking for more information about Ballinger? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ballinger, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ballinger.

Adding Ballinger to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ballinger in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Ballinger was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Ballinger post office opened in 1886.

We also found Ballinger in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Ballinger.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ballinger. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Runnels, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ballinger.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ballinger - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Ballinger). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ballinger or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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