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Boys Ranch
Cal Farley's Boys Ranch, Oldham County, Texas.jpg
Country United States
State Texas
County Oldham
Area
 • Total 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
 • Land 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
3,186 ft (971 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 282
 • Density 176/sq mi (68.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
79010
Area code(s) 806
FIPS code 48-09796
GNIS feature ID 1352792

Boys Ranch is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in northeastern Oldham County, Texas, United States, on the site of the original county seat, Tascosa. It lies along U.S. Route 385 northeast of the city of Vega, the county seat of Oldham County. Although Boys Ranch is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 79010. Boys Ranch is a residential community serving boys and girls ages 5 to 18. It was founded in 1939 by Cal Farley for troubled youth and is now a census-designated place. This was a new CDP for the 2010 census with a population of 282.

Geography

Boys Ranch is located at 35°32′0″N 102°15′13″W / 35.53333°N 102.25361°W / 35.53333; -102.25361 (35.533189, -102.253684). The CDP has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), all land. Its elevation is 3,186 feet (971 m).

Climate

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

Demographics

The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White. In terms of ancestry, 58.0% were of German, 23.3% were of Swiss, 14.4% were of Dutch, 8.0% were of British, 5.8% were of Swedish

Education

Boys Ranch is served by the Boys Ranch Independent School District, containing Boys Ranch High School, Mimi Farley Elementary, and Blakemore Middle School.

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