Roby, Texas

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Roby Affordability of Rents
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Roby Racial Diversity
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 11% Roby Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Roby, Texas

Comparing Roby 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 7
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 8
Senior Citizens 8 9
Age of the Population 5 7
Well-Paid Single Men 2 3
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 5 2


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 8
Working at Home 3 4
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 8
People Living Alone 6 8
Housing Recently Built 4 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3

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Roby Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 42 miles NW of Abilene, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 177 miles W of Fort Worth, Texas
County Fisher
Standard Zip Codes 79543
Phone Area Codes 325
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.744
Longitude -100.377

Roby Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ROTAN
Distance 8.9 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 55 F
Apr Temp 47 to 78 F
Jul Temp 69 to 94 F
Oct Temp 50 to 77 F
Annual Precip 24.2 inches
Station ROSCOE
Distance 22.3 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 55 F
Apr Temp 49 to 78 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 23.5 inches
Distance 29.3 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 54 F
Apr Temp 47 to 78 F
Jul Temp 70 to 97 F
Oct Temp 50 to 78 F
Annual Precip 23.2 inches
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Roby Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 673 100%
Male 300 44.6%
Female 373 55.4%
Under 18 187 27.8%
18+ 486 72.2%
65+ 139 20.7%
Median Age 37.4
Average Family Size 3.13
White 580 86.2%
African-American 22 3.3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.4%
Other 56 8.3%
Mixed Race 12 1.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 149 22.1%

Estimated Roby Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 638
Growth -35
Growth % -5.2%

Roby 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) 43.6%
US/American 15.7%
Irish 15.3%
German 8.5%
Scotch-Irish 5.2%
English 4.3%
Scottish 2.1%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
French Canadian 1.2%
European 1%
Welsh 1%
Dutch 0.8%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Roby, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Longworth (79543)
Royston (79543)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Roby 673 $34,632
Hamlin 2,248 $33,667
Roscoe 1,378 $28,393
Rotan 1,611 $29,038
Sweetwater 11,415 $29,953
Trent 318 $41,591
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Roby High Schools (2004)

141-143 COLLEGE ST
A Title I School.
Serves 98 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.5

Roby Colleges

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