The city of Ballinger is located in the County of Runnels of Texas state. Ballinger is also the County seat of Runnels. It has a total area of about 8.8 sq. kms., located at an elevated height of about 1628 ft above the sea level. The local school district of Ballinger operates a number of schools in the area. The local residents are employed with education and health care facilities in the town. Some are employed with seasonal tourism activities in the region.