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Stafford, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Stafford had a population of 18,588 as of July 1, 2016. Stafford ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Stafford is located at latitude 29.6257 and longitude -95.5657 in Fort Bend County. The formal boundaries for the City of Stafford (see map below) encompass a land area of 7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Fort Bend County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 79 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Stafford are located in Fort Bend County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Harris County.

The City of Stafford (GNIS ID: 2411965) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Stafford is located within Stafford-Missouri City Division of Fort Bend County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Stafford population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Stafford, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 18,588
Population in Households 18,576
Population in Familes 15,158
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 2,657
Diversity Index2 85


Total Households 7,231
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 4,674
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,591 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,857 (37.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,374 (57.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 360 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $180,916
Average Home Value $183,456


Median Household Income $59,236
Average Household Income $72,794
Per Capita Income $28,349
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.79% 1.88%
Households 1.11% 2.07%
Families 0.67% 1.88%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Stafford, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stafford to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 156 91st
Population Density1 # 190 89th
Diversity Index2 # 12 99th
Median Household Income # 378 78th
Per Capita Income # 414 76th

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