Stamford, Texas

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Population in 2014: 3,003 (91% urban, 9% rural). Population change since 2000: -17.4%
 
Males: 1,236  (41.2%)
Females: 1,767  (58.8%)
Median resident age:  46.3 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 79553.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,723 (it was $24,079 in 2000)
Stamford:

$36,723
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,703 (it was $14,028 in 2000)

Stamford city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $41,576 (it was $30,200 in 2000)
Stamford:

$41,576
TX:

$132,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $548.

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  • Races in Stamford, TX (2010)

    Stamford races chart
    • 1,79357.4%White alone
    • 1,01332.4%Hispanic
    • 2498.0%Black alone
    • 491.6%Two or more races
    • 100.3%American Indian alone
    • 100.3%Asian alone

Races in Stamford detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Stamford: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (13.4%), Irish (9.5%), United States (8.4%), German (7.3%), Swedish (2.4%), French (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1614 feet

Land area: 5.96 square miles.

Population density: 504 people per square mile   (low).

Stamford, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Stamford:

  • High school or higher: 71.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 9.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Stamford city:

  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 48.3%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 18.1%

79 residents are foreign born (2.5% Latin America, 0.6% Asia).

This city:

2.5%
Texas:

16.5%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 18 registered sex offenders living in Stamford, Texas as of December 10, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Stamford to the number of sex offenders is 168 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,086 (2.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $662 (1.5%)

Stamford satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Abilene, TX (34.9 miles , pop. 115,930).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (143.5 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (174.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Sagerton, TX (2.7 miles ), Lueders, TX (3.8 miles ), Anson, TX (3.8 miles ), Haskell, TX (3.9 miles ), Rule, TX (4.2 miles ), Hamlin, TX (4.5 miles ), Hawley, TX (4.8 miles ), Hawley-Noodle, TX (5.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $25,900
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $42,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 32.95 N, Longitude: 99.79 W

Area code: 325

Stamford household income distribution Stamford home values distribution

Crime rates in Stamford by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0101000000000
per 100,000 0.028.60.029.40.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 22021111200N/A0
per 100,000 52.757.10.058.929.931.532.532.766.90.00.0N/A0.0
Robberies 0004003011111
per 100,000 0.00.00.0117.70.00.097.40.033.431.331.633.333.1
Assaults 666312121311141213151
per 100,000 158.0171.4174.988.3358.7378.0422.1359.5468.1376.2411.4500.233.1
Burglaries 43475434335027422937334027
per 100,000 1,132.21,342.51,573.91,000.6986.51,574.8876.61,372.5969.61,159.91,044.31,333.8894.9
Thefts 38525457483550896958594944
per 100,000 1,000.51,485.31,573.91,677.51,435.01,102.41,623.42,908.52,306.91,818.21,867.11,633.91,458.4
Auto thefts 2656837342863
per 100,000 52.7171.4145.7176.6239.294.5227.398.0133.762.7253.2200.199.4
Arson 0000001000102
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.032.50.00.00.031.60.066.3
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 205.3316.6228.7322.9251.1273.4295.7331.3341.4253.5270.4296.4151.5

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Stamford detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 8 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.32
Texas average:

2.02
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.6%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -195 (-5.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (20%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (48%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3%)
  • Public administration (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (25%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (20%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Stamford: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Stamford, Texas

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Tornado activity:

Stamford-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 48% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/26/1962, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.3 miles away from the Stamford city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/13/1953, a category F4 tornado 24.7 miles away from the city center killed 17 people and injured 25 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Stamford-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 56.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 280.1 miles away from Stamford center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 197.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 149.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 226.2 miles away from Stamford center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 250.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jones County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Fires: 3, Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Stamford topographic map

Birthplace of: Johnny Anders - Businessman, Charles Coody - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 7/13/37), Bob Harrison (American football) - Football player, Mike Compton (baseball) - Baseball player, Charles Stenholm.

Hospitals and medical centers in Stamford:

  • SAGEBRUSH LIVING CENTER (1101 COLUMBIA ST)
  • STAMFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, 1601 COLUMBIA STREET)
  • STAMFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH CARE (1601 COLUMBIA STREET)
  • COMMUNITY CARE CENTER OF STAMFORD (1003 COLUMBIA)
  • STAMFORD HOSPITAL SNF (HWY 6 BOX 911)
  • TEAKWOOD MANOR (1003 COLUMBIA STREET)

airports located in Stamford:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Stamford:

  • Abilene Christian University (about 34 miles; Abilene, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,025)
  • Cisco College (about 61 miles; Cisco, TX; FT enrollment: 2,687)
  • Vernon College (about 88 miles; Vernon, TX; FT enrollment: 2,216)
  • Midwestern State University (about 98 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; FT enrollment: 4,901)
  • Tarleton State University (about 105 miles; Stephenville, TX; FT enrollment: 8,882)
  • Howard College (about 109 miles; Big Spring, TX; FT enrollment: 2,587)
  • Angelo State University (about 112 miles; San Angelo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,019)

Public high school in Stamford:

  • STAMFORD H S (Students: 182, Location: 700 E REYNOLDS, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Stamford:

  • OLIVER EL (Students: 337, Location: 400 E OLIVER, Grades: PK-5)
  • STAMFORD MIDDLE (Students: 123, Location: 800 E REYNOLDS, Grades: 6-8)
See full list of schools located in Stamford

Library in Stamford:

  • STAMFORD CARNEGIE LIBRARY (Operating income: $42,780; Location: 600 E MCHARG ST; 14,560 books; 189 audio materials; 130 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 20 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Stamford: J P Astin House (A), Stamford Fire Department (B), Stamford Emergency Medical Service (C), Doctor E P Bunkley House and Garage (D), Buena Vista Hotel (E), A J Jackson House (F), A J Swenson House (G), Old Penick-Hughes Company Building (H), Old West Texas Utilities Company (I), Old H O Wooten Grocery (J), Old Bryant-Link Building (K), Cowboy Country Museum (L), Swenson Building (M), Stamford City Hall (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Stamford include: Saint Anns Church (A), Saint Johns Church (B), Trinity Church (C), Saint Johns Methodist Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), Calvary Church (F), Central Church (G), Church of Christ (H), Temple Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Highland Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Lake Stamford (A), College Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Mule Creek (A), Buffalo Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Stamford include: Harmon Park (1), Lake Stamford Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Jones County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 25.9%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 86.7% for Black residents, 39.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.8% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.0%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.1%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
68 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
61 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010
89 people in nursing homes in 2000
69 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Stamford, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Stamford (2011 data):

  • First National Bank in Munday: Stamford Branch at 610 Columbia, branch established on 1994/07/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $94.9 mil, Deposits: $86.9 mil, headquarters in Munday, TX, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: First Baird Bancshares, Inc.
  • Compass Bank: Stamford Branch at 210 South Swenson Street, branch established on 1900/08/10. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.8
Texas average:

14.4

Stamford travel time to work - commute Stamford mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Stamford city (based on Jones County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,83835
Mainline Protestant1,2468
Catholic9973
Black Protestant1392
Other3-
None10,979-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Jones County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Jones County:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Jones County:

4.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.4%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Jones County:

27.1%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.7%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.6%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.4%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Stamford:

28.7
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Stamford:

24.6%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.5%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Stamford:

34.9%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

50.9%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Stamford:

76.1%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Stamford, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$10,596$63,5760$0
Other Government Administration 5$18,926$45,4227$5,396
Judicial and Legal 2$8,544$51,2640$0
Police Protection - Officers 7$23,873$40,9250$0
Health 0$0 4$987
Solid Waste Management 2$8,580$51,4800$0
Sewerage 2$6,910$41,4600$0
Parks and Recreation 7$24,086$41,2900$0
Water Supply 2$10,419$62,5140$0
Gas Supply 2$8,609$51,6540$0
Local Libraries 2$6,148$36,8880$0
Totals for Government 33$126,691$46,06911$6,383

9.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,889 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.01%
Texas average:

7.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Taylor County, TX  3.46% ($31,785 average AGI)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.33% ($33,235)
from Lubbock County, TX  0.27% ($22,714)


9.33% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,263 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.33%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Taylor County, TX  4.40% ($27,580 average AGI)
to Callahan County, TX  0.27% ($39,643)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.23% ($34,583)

Strongest AM radio stations in Stamford:

  • KVRP (1400 AM; 1 kW; STAMFORD, TX; Owner: ROLLINS PLAINS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KEAN (1470 AM; 5 kW; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KCAF (990 AM; 10 kW; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: RENAISSANCE RADIO, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Stamford:

  • KOES (106.9 FM; STAMFORD, TX; Owner: TEXAS GULFWEST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KVRP-FM (97.1 FM; HASKELL, TX; Owner: ROLLING PLAINS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KCDD (103.7 FM; HAMLIN, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KHYS (100.7 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KEAN-FM (105.1 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHXS (102.7 FM; MERKEL, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Stamford:

  • KIDT-LP (Channel 43; STAMFORD, TX; Owner: SAGE BROADCASTING CORP./KIDY-TV)
Stamford fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Stamford fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 57m187ftTotal length
  • 17,870Total average daily traffic
  • 3,538Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11960-1969
  • 101980-1989
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Stamford, TX

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 85
  • Hazardous Condition: 12
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Stamford

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Stamford, TX
Most common first names in Stamford, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James6271.7 years
John6176.8 years
Mary5478.3 years
William4278.2 years
George3076.0 years
Robert2877.1 years
Thomas2177.0 years
Willie2178.7 years
Charles2079.9 years
Joe1874.9 years
Most common last names in Stamford, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3876.3 years
Johnson3075.4 years
Davis2878.2 years
Jones1976.2 years
Williams1874.2 years
Wilson1776.1 years
Taylor1476.4 years
Ivy1469.7 years
Clark1475.4 years
Young1376.2 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (65%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
Businesses in Stamford, TX
NameCountNameCount
La-Z-Boy1Subway1
Pizza Hut1Walmart1
SONIC Drive-In1

Stamford compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Stamford on our top lists:

  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally retarded (population 1,000+)"
There are 7 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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