Cross Plains, Texas

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High Points

Cross Plains strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Texas):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Cross Plains Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Cross Plains Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Cross Plains, Texas

Comparing Cross Plains to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Texas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 10
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Age of the Population 9 10
Male Share of the Population 2 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1
Well-Paid Single Men 1 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 3
Average Household Size 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 2 2
People Above Poverty 2 2
People in Middle Class or Better 2 3
Median Family Income 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 7
Working at Home 6 8
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
People Living Alone 7 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
Housing Recently Built 5 2

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Cross Plains Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 40 miles SE of Abilene, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 115 miles W of Fort Worth, Texas
County Callahan
Standard Zip Codes 76443
Phone Area Codes 254
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.126
Longitude -99.165

Cross Plains Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 55 F
Apr Temp 50 to 77 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 52 to 78 F
Annual Precip 30.2 inches
Distance 27.8 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 55 F
Apr Temp 48 to 77 F
Jul Temp 68 to 95 F
Oct Temp 48 to 78 F
Annual Precip 27.5 inches
Station ALBANY
Distance 41.6 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 55 F
Apr Temp 49 to 77 F
Jul Temp 71 to 95 F
Oct Temp 51 to 78 F
Annual Precip 28.4 inches
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Cross Plains Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,068 100%
Male 488 45.7%
Female 580 54.3%
Under 18 268 25.1%
18+ 800 74.9%
65+ 251 23.5%
Median Age 42.2
Average Family Size 3.03
White 1,039 97.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.5%
Other 18 1.7%
Mixed Race 6 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 57 5.3%

Estimated Cross Plains Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,118
Growth 50
Growth % 4.7%

Cross Plains Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 37.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.1%
German 14.7%
Irish 7.5%
English 5.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Dutch 1.4%
Italian 0.5%
Scottish 0.5%
Dutch West Indian 0.5%
Danish 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Cross Plains 1,068 $27,500
Baird 1,623 $35,000
Carbon 224 $33,750
Cisco 3,851 $31,833
Rising Star 835 $30,000

Cross Plains Public Libraries

Cross Plains Public Library
Cross Plains, Texas
(254) 725-7722
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Cross Plains High Schools (2004)

Serves 192 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.5

Cross Plains Colleges

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1. Tazewell, Tennessee 83.5   35% 19.4% 7.9% 24 $32,813 5.1% 6% 2,165 22.2% 49 0.7% 5.1
2. Morton, Washington 82.2   32.1% 24.3% 14% 19 $37,054 5.8% 4.6% 1,045 14% 68.9 1% 4.8
3. Cle Elum, Washington 74.8   33.9% 17.9% 10.7% 22 $39,000 6% 4.8% 1,755 20.8% 131.1 3.6% 6.3
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