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The City of Fort Stockton had a population of 8,580 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Fort Stockton, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,580
Daytime Population: Workers 3,291
Daytime Population: Residents 4,690
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,981
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 8,386
Population in Familes 7,166
Population in Group Qrtrs 194
Population Density2 1,606
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $44,560
Average Household Income $59,372
Per Capita Income $21,590


Total Housing Units 3,213 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,948 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 973 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 292 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $84,722
Average Home Value $102,722


Total Households 2,921
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 2,089
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.48% 0.59%
Households 0.52% 0.57%
Families 0.39% 0.5%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   2.24%

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, 2017 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 # 280 84th
Population Density # 407 77th
Diversity Index # 622 65th
Median Household Income # 956 45th
Per Capita Income # 1074 39th

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