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Balmorhea, Texas
Location of Balmorhea, Texas
Location of Balmorhea, Texas
Reeves County Balmorhea.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County Reeves
 • Total 0.39 sq mi (1.00 km2)
 • Land 0.39 sq mi (1.00 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
3,196 ft (974 m)
 • Total 479
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,537.47/sq mi (593.37/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 432
FIPS code 48-05468
GNIS feature ID 1351473

Balmorhea ( BAL-mə-RAY) is a city in Reeves County, in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 479 in the U.S. Census of 2010.


Balmorhea was platted in 1906. The town's name is an amalgamation of Balcom, Morrow, and Rhea, the surnames of its founders.


Balmorhea is located at 30°59′2″N 103°44′32″W / 30.98389°N 103.74222°W / 30.98389; -103.74222 (30.983894, -103.742292).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all land. Just outside the town, Balmorhea Lake provides irrigation water for the local communities.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 604
1970 655 8.4%
1980 568 −13.3%
1990 765 34.7%
2000 527 −31.1%
2010 479 −9.1%
2019 (est.) 595 24.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 527 people, 179 households, and 139 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,359.6 people per square mile (521.7/km2). There were 242 housing units at an average density of 624.3 per square mile (239.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 58.82% White, 29.41% from other races, and 11.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 87.10% of the population.

There were 179 households, out of which 45.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.3% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.50.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 36.4% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $16,071, and the median income for a family was $20,179. Males had a median income of $19,271 versus $13,958 for females. The per capita income for the city was $7,742. About 32.4% of families and 36.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.0% of those under age 18 and 21.3% of those age 65 or over.

Post Office

Balmorhea Post Office 115 North Fort Worth Street, Balmorhea, Texas 79718-9998


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Balmorhea has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.


The City of Balmorhea is served by the Balmorhea Independent School District. The superintendent is John Massey , and the principal is Gary Laramore. Balmorhea has captured 1 state championship in 2021

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