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Overview

Introduction to Stafford, Texas

Stafford, Texas, in Fort Bend county, is 1 miles W of Missouri City, Texas (center to center) and 15 miles SW of Houston, Texas. The city is located in the Houston metropolitan area.

Stafford History

The area was initially home to a rural community with agriculture being the principal source of livelihood. In 1830, William Stafford built a cotton-gin and a crane mill which brought prosperity to the community. The original townsite was developed in 1853. The city's incorporation, however, did not take place until 1956.

Stafford and nearby Attractions

  • Primera Iglesia Bautista Church
  • Southwest Indoor Soccer Center
  • Aquatic Dreams Aquarium Service
  • Mamie George Branch Library
  • New Hope Cemetery

Things To Do In Stafford

Primera Iglesia Bautista Church and New Hope Cemetery attract visitors because of their marvelous architecture. Southwest Indoor Soccer Center frequently hosts sports events, and tourists can attend these events as spectators. Aquatic Dreams Aquarium Service has many rare specimens of marine flora and fauna on display. Mamie George Branch Library is an ideal place for visitors who like to relax with a good book or two.

Stafford Transportation

William P. Hobby Airport provides air transportation facilities to the people of Stafford.

Stafford Higher Education

Houston Baptist University, Rice University, and University of Houston-University Park are nearby.

People

Total Population 18,097
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 8.9%
Employed Population 16+ 9,657
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 50.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.7%
Median Earnings25+ $39,308
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,846
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,809

Wealth

Median Family Income $66,766
% Above Poverty Level 88%
% Below Poverty Level 12%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,121
Median House Value $153,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 68.4%
US/American 0.1%
English 4.6%
Irish 2.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Stafford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles W of Missouri City, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 15 miles SW of Houston, Texas
County Fort Bend
Standard Zip Codes 77477
P.O. Box Zip Codes 77497
Phone Area Codes 281
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.615
Longitude -95.557

Stafford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SUGAR LAND
Distance 4.6 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 62 F
Apr Temp 58 to 79 F
Jul Temp 74 to 94 F
Oct Temp 60 to 82 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches
Station THOMPSONS 3 WSW
Distance 10.2 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 62 F
Apr Temp 59 to 79 F
Jul Temp 74 to 94 F
Oct Temp 60 to 82 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Station HOUSTON SAN JACINTO DAM
Distance 32.1 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 63 F
Apr Temp 57 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 94 F
Oct Temp 58 to 81 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bellaire 17,869 $218,836

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Stafford High Schools

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STAFFORD HIGH SCHOOL
1625 STAFFORDSHIRE
281-261-9239
Serves 759 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

FORT BENT CO ALTER
1625 STAFFORDSHIRE RD
281-261-9200
A Non-traditional School
Serves 4 students.

STAFFORD ADJUSTMENT CENTER
1625 STAFFORDSHIRE
281-261-2977
A Non-traditional School

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