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The City of Fort Stockton had a population of 8,375 as of July 1, 2016. Fort Stockton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Stockton is located at latitude 30.8926 and longitude -102.8847 in Pecos County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fort Stockton (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pecos County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,972 feet.

The City of Fort Stockton (GNIS ID: 2410530) 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 Fort Stockton is located within Fort Stockton Division of Pecos County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Stockton 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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Fort Stockton, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,375
Population in Households 8,185
Population in Familes 6,995
Population in Group Qrtrs 190
Population Density1 1,567
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 2,865
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 2,047
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,193 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,906 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 959 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 328 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $82,391
Average Home Value $100,630


Median Household Income $41,723
Average Household Income $55,965
Per Capita Income $20,466
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.17% 0.43%
Households 0.29% 0.44%
Families 0.13% 0.36%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
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.

Fort Stockton, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Stockton 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 # 279 84th
Population Density1 # 415 76th
Diversity Index2 # 598 66th
Median Household Income # 991 43rd
Per Capita Income # 1096 37th

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