The county of Runnels is located in and was founded in 1880. There are 10,501 residents in Runnels who have access to courthouses in Ballinger, Miles, Winters. In general, each county has a full set of courts, from traffic court to superior and appellate court; supreme courts are usually located in the state capital. is part of the 5th federal circuit court as well.
There are 3,767 residents in Ballinger, which is 3.1 square miles and 1,627ft above sea level.
There are 829 residents in Miles, which is 1.2 square miles and 1,801ft above sea level.
There are 2,562 residents in Winters, which is 2.7 square miles and 1,841ft above sea level.