Rice, Texas

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High Points

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

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Racial Diversity
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Top 3% trophy Rice Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Rice, Texas

Comparing Rice 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
Racial Diversity 10 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 7
Female Share of the Population 6 7
Male Share of the Population 5 4
Well-Paid Single Men 1 2
Age of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 9
Portion of People Married 9 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 4 5
Median Family Income 3 3
People in Middle Class or Better 2 3
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Public Transportation Use 7 7
Short Commute Times 2 2
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Affordability of Rents 4 4
People Living Alone 1 2

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Rice Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 40 miles S of Mesquite, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 46 miles SE of Dallas, Texas
County Ellis
Standard Zip Codes 75155
Phone Area Codes 972
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.21
Longitude -96.41

Rice Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.3 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 55 F
Apr Temp 53 to 75 F
Jul Temp 73 to 95 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 39.4 inches
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 56 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 53 to 80 F
Annual Precip 37.6 inches
Station FERRIS
Distance 26 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 56 F
Apr Temp 53 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
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Rice Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 798 100%
Male 381 47.7%
Female 417 52.3%
Under 18 270 33.8%
18+ 528 66.2%
65+ 55 6.9%
Median Age 29.5
Average Family Size 3.33
White 609 76.3%
African-American 78 9.8%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 100 12.5%
Mixed Race 9 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 140 17.5%

Estimated Rice Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 924
Growth 126
Growth % 15.8%

Rice 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 45.9%
US/American 14.3%
Irish 12%
English 8.3%
German 5.2%
Norwegian 3.1%
Czech 2.9%
Scotch-Irish 2.3%
African 1.7%
Italian 1.2%
British 1%
Scottish 1%
French Canadian 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Rice 798 $33,375
Corsicana 24,485 $33,078
Ennis 16,045 $44,608
Kerens 1,681 $36,719
Navarro 191 $37,000
Powell 105 $34,583
Seven Points 1,145 $29,821
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Rice High Schools (2004)

Serves 358 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

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