Stratford, Texas

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Population in 2014: 2,075 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.2%
 
Males: 1,058  (51.0%)
Females: 1,017  (49.0%)
Median resident age:  32.1 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 79084.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,311 (it was $32,656 in 2000)
Stratford:

$42,311
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,061 (it was $16,790 in 2000)

Stratford city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $71,581 (it was $44,600 in 2000)
Stratford:

$71,581
TX:

$132,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $631.

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  • Races in Stratford, TX (2010)

    Stratford races chart
    • 1,07553.3%White alone
    • 92545.9%Hispanic
    • 80.4%Two or more races
    • 50.2%Black alone
    • 40.2%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Stratford: 79.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (14.0%), United States (7.9%), English (6.9%), Irish (5.3%), Dutch (2.7%), French (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 3693 feet

Land area: 2.03 square miles.

Population density: 1,022 people per square mile   (low).

Stratford, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Stratford:

  • High school or higher: 72.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Stratford city:

  • Never married: 28.7%
  • Now married: 56.8%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

417 residents are foreign born (19.4% Latin America).

This city:

19.4%
Texas:

16.5%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Stratford, Texas as of May 28, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Stratford to the number of sex offenders is 2,055 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,954 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $741 (1.2%)

Stratford satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Amarillo, TX (79.7 miles , pop. 173,627).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (229.7 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (387.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Texhoma, TX (4.4 miles ), Texhoma, OK (4.4 miles ), Cactus, TX (4.5 miles ), Sunray, TX (5.1 miles ), Goodwell, OK (5.5 miles ), Dalhart, TX (5.6 miles ), West Texas, OK (5.6 miles ), Dumas, TX (5.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 1999: 111 buildings, average cost: $103,100
  • 2000: 14 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2001: 14 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2002: 15 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2003: 17 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2004: 19 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2005: 21 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2006: 20 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2007: 17 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2008: 11 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2013: 7 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $109,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 36.34 N, Longitude: 102.07 W

Area code: 806

Stratford household income distribution Stratford home values distribution

Crime rates in Stratford by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000011000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.053.253.40.00.00.00.048.30.0
Robberies 110000000001
per 100,000 48.147.50.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.047.9
Assaults 5117123011020
per 100,000 240.447.549.1349.553.2106.8157.50.0534.20.096.70.0
Burglaries 165181693248452
per 100,000 769.2237.6883.7798.8479.2160.3105.0212.0388.5195.1241.795.8
Thefts 1734248105111313662
per 100,000 817.31,616.01,178.2399.4532.5267.1577.4688.9631.4292.7290.095.8
Auto thefts 131410211101
per 100,000 48.1142.649.1199.753.20.0105.053.048.648.80.047.9
Arson 001101000000
per 100,000 0.00.049.149.90.053.40.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 285.5) 159.1121.2127.7164.2116.989.573.248.5169.930.590.129.9

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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 Stratford detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.44
Texas average:

2.02
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.8%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +217 (+12.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (26%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Stratford, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Stratford-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 5% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1971, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.4 miles away from the Stratford city center .

On 5/18/1977, a category F4 tornado 28.4 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Stratford-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 4% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 155.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 77.6 miles away from Stratford center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 240.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 164.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 151.8 miles away from Stratford center
On 3/22/2004 at 12:09:56, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 158.5 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 Sherman County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Fires: 2, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Stratford topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Stratford:

  • COLDWATER MANOR (1111 BEAVER RD)

airports located in Stratford:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Stratford:

  • Amarillo College (about 81 miles; Amarillo, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,622)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 95 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 6,820)
  • Wayland Baptist University (about 150 miles; Plainview, TX; FT enrollment: 5,526)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 166 miles; Portales, NM; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 184 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,931)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 190 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 3,269)
  • Texas Tech University (about 191 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 29,251)

Public high school in Stratford:

  • STRATFORD H S (Students: 173, Location: 503 N 8TH ST, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Stratford:

See full list of schools located in Stratford

Library in Stratford:

  • SHERMAN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $93,854; Location: 719 N MAIN; 20,394 books; 1,467 audio materials; 130 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 9 other licensed databases; 56 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: Stratford Emergency Medical Service (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Depot Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 17 North Main).

Sherman County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.7%
(4.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.3% for other race residents, 22.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  76.4%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.1%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
28 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
3 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
54 people in nursing homes in 2000
2 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Stratford, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Stratford (2011 data):

  • Happy State Bank: Stratford Branch at 102 N. Main Street, branch established on 2002/10/11. Info updated 2011/07/12: Bank assets: $1,840.0 mil, Deposits: $1,625.4 mil, headquarters in Happy, TX, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 29 total offices, Holding Company: Happy Bancshares, Inc.
  • First State Bank: at 302 North Main Street, branch established on 1948/04/26. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $192.1 mil, Deposits: $171.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Stratford Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.4
Texas average:

14.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Stratford city (based on Sherman County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,4337
Mainline Protestant4652
Catholic3031
Other--
None833-
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 convenience stores (with gas): 1
Sherman County:

3.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

3.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.0%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Sherman County:

26.2%
Texas:

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

10.6%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.4%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Stratford:

42.7%
State:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Stratford:

28.5
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Stratford:

23.0%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Stratford:

9.6%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Stratford:

32.4%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Here:

52.1%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Stratford:

77.0%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Stratford, 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
Other Government Administration 4$25,589$76,7670$0
Streets and Highways 2$9,367$56,2020$0
Sewerage 5$14,890$35,7360$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 11$7,077
Water Supply 5$20,327$48,7850$0
Electric Power 7$30,247$51,8520$0
Other and Unallocable 4$20,201$60,6030$0
Totals for Government 27$120,621$53,60911$7,077

8.31% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,254 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.31%
Texas average:

7.14%

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

8.99% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,863 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.99%
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 Moore County, TX  1.35% ($34,364 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Stratford:

  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXIT (1240 AM; 1 kW; DALHART, TX; Owner: DALHART RADIO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KIXZ (940 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTNZ (1010 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Stratford:

  • KXIT-FM (95.9 FM; DALHART, TX; Owner: RADIO DALHART)

Stratford fatal accident list:

Oct 29, 2010 08:46 AM, Us-287, Lat: 36.33249, Lon: -102.07380, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 30, 1982 05:03 PM, 287, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 28, 1982 11:05 AM, 54, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 10, Fatalities: 2
Sep 26, 1980 07:00 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
Most common first names in Stratford, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1883.7 years
James1380.0 years
John1377.1 years
William1373.5 years
George1076.3 years
Robert874.3 years
Charles775.5 years
Roy677.5 years
Hazel574.0 years
Arthur582.2 years
Most common last names in Stratford, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1677.1 years
Hudson974.6 years
Ellison881.1 years
Williams878.6 years
Green778.3 years
Taylor686.0 years
Brown685.3 years
Fedric677.8 years
Cummings572.2 years
Pemberton580.2 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (72%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Businesses in Stratford, TX

  • Chevrolet: 1
  • Subway: 1

Stratford compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 8 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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