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Balmorhea is a city in Reeves County, in the Pecos metro area.
The community was named for land promoters Balcom, Morrow and Rhea
The latitude of Balmorhea is 30.984N. The longitude is -103.744W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,196 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 494.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Balmorhea demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Reeves County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 79718 ZIP code.
2% of Balmorhea residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Balmorhea ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Balmorhea was $7,742, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Balmorhea residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Balmorhea, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $99. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $700.
Reeves County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Balmorhea political report.
The average commute time for Balmorhea workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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