Fort Stockton, TX Population

By | June 29, 2019

Population: 7,846. Estimated population in 2021: 7,268 (-7.4% change)
Males: 3,761 (47.9%), Females: 4,085 (52.1%)

Pecos County

Zip code: 79735

Median resident age: 32.9 years
Median household income: $27,713
Median house value: $44,900

Races in Fort Stockton:

  • Hispanic (69.9%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (27.9%)
  • Other race (25.2%)
  • Two or more races (2.5%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Black (0.9%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (5.4%), German (4.8%), Irish (4.5%), English (3.3%), Scotch-Irish (1.9%), French (1.1%).

Land area: 5.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Fort Stockton

  • High school or higher: 63.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 15.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fort Stockton city

  • Never married: 20.6%
  • Now married: 61.8%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

13.0% Foreign born (12.1% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -836 (-9.6%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Fort Stockton:

  • PECOS COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (387 WEST I 10)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Fort Stockton:

  • WARD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 47 miles; MONAHANS, TX)
  • CRANE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 51 miles; CRANE, TX)
  • MC CAMEY HOSPITAL & CONVALESCENT CTR (about 52 miles; MC CAMEY, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Fort Stockton:

  • MIDLAND INTERNATIONAL (about 86 miles; MIDLAND, TX; Abbreviation: MAF)
  • LEA COUNTY RGNL (about 126 miles; HOBBS, NM; Abbreviation: HOB)
  • CAVERN CITY AIR TRML (about 137 miles; CARLSBAD, NM; Abbreviation: CNM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Fort Stockton:

  • FORT STOCKTON-PECOS COUNTY (about 2 miles; FORT STOCKTON, TX; Abbreviation: FST)
  • ROY HURD MEMORIAL (about 47 miles; MONAHANS, TX; Abbreviation: E01)
  • UPTON COUNTY (about 49 miles; MC CAMEY, TX; Abbreviation: E48)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fort Stockton:

  • SUL ROSS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 65 miles; ALPINE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,076)
  • ODESSA COLLEGE (about 74 miles; ODESSA, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,555)
  • MIDLAND COLLEGE (about 96 miles; MIDLAND, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,800)
  • ANGELO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 156 miles; SAN ANGELO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,477)
  • SOUTH PLAINS COLLEGE (about 190 miles; LEVELLAND, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,851)
  • TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY (about 201 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; Full-time enrollment: 22,439)
  • EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 228 miles; PORTALES, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,955)

Libraries

Library in Fort Stockton:

  • FORT STOCKTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $287,351; Location: 500 N WATER ST; 63,000 books; 1,300 audio materials; 2,000 video materials; 300 serial subscriptions)

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