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Ransom Canyon, Texas
—  Town  —
The new water tower in Ransom Canyon
Location of Ransom Canyon, Texas
Coordinates: 33°31′54″N 101°40′53″W / 33.53167°N 101.68139°W / 33.53167; -101.68139
Country United States
State Texas
County Lubbock
 - Total 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 - Land 0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 3,104 ft (946 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,011
 - Density 1,213.1/sq mi (468.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 79364, 79366
Area code(s) 806
FIPS code 48-60672[1]
GNIS feature ID 1377218[2]

Ransom Canyon is a town in Lubbock County of West Texas, United States. The population was 1,011 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Lubbock Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Ransom Canyon has some unusually designed homes, including the Lawson Rock House and the Steel House, both designed by Robert R. Bruno (1945-2008).



The town of Ransom Canyon is located within Yellow House Canyon, at the eastern edge of the Llano Estacado. Yellow House Canyon was carved by the North Fork of the Double Mountain Fork of the Brazos River. This stream has been dammed multiple times to form Buffalo Springs Lake and Lake Ransom Canyon.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²), of which, 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (11.70%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,011 people, 404 households, and 338 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,213.1 people per square mile (470.3/km²). There were 412 housing units at an average density of 494.4/sq mi (191.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.25% White, 0.40% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 2.57% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.85% of the population.

There were 404 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 80.0% were married couples living together, 3.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.1% were non-families. 14.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 36.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $78,427, and the median income for a family was $85,944. Males had a median income of $50,000 versus $34,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $45,675. None of the families and 0.6% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 0.7% of those over 64.


Ransom Canyon is served by the Roosevelt and Slaton Independent School Districts.


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