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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,026
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens9.6%
Employed Population 16+9,580
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married48.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35.2%
Median Earnings25+$36,198
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,227
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,530

Wealth

Median Family Income$64,446
% Above Poverty Level89.2%
% Below Poverty Level10.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone26.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,163
Median House Value$164,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)66.1%
German5.3%
English5.1%
African3.9%
West Indian2.8%
Irish2.7%
Nigerian2.6%
Jamaican2.6%
Turkish1.9%
French Except Basque1.6%
Italian1.3%
Polish1%
Dutch0.7%
Swiss0.6%
Czech0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Russian0.5%
Arab0.4%
Scottish0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Greek0.1%
US/American0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
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Stafford Almanac

CategoryValue
County Fort Bend County
Standard Zip Codes77477
P.O. Box Zip Codes77497
Phone Area Codes713, 281, 832
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.62
Approximate Longitude-95.56

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)

StationSUGAR LAND
Distance4.6 miles
Jan Temp42 to 62 F
Apr Temp58 to 79 F
Jul Temp74 to 94 F
Oct Temp60 to 82 F
Annual Precip49.3 inches
StationTHOMPSONS 3 WSW
Distance10.2 miles
Jan Temp43 to 62 F
Apr Temp59 to 79 F
Jul Temp74 to 94 F
Oct Temp60 to 82 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches
StationHOUSTON SAN JACINTO DAM
Distance32.1 miles
Jan Temp40 to 63 F
Apr Temp57 to 79 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp58 to 81 F
Annual Precip53.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bellaire18,140$223,939
Missouri City71,732$100,330
Southside Place1,746$249,375
Sugar Land85,681$123,266

Stafford Hospitals

Atrium Medical Center
(Proprietary)
11929 West Airport Boulevard

Stafford Public Schools

Fort Bend Co Alter
1625 Staffordshire Rd
ZIP: 77477
(281) 261-9200
Other
Total Enrollment 1
Stafford Adjustment Center
1625 Staffordshire
ZIP: 77477
(281) 261-9280
Other
Stafford El
1625 Staffordshire
ZIP: 77477
(281) 261-9229
Primary
Total Enrollment 710
Stafford H S
1625 Staffordshire Rd
ZIP: 77477
(281) 261-9239
High
Total Enrollment 1001
Stafford Int
1625 Staffordshire
ZIP: 77477
(281) 208-6100
Middle
Total Enrollment 505
Stafford Middle
1625 Staffordshire Rd
ZIP: 77477
(281) 261-9215
Middle
Total Enrollment 506
Stafford Pri
1625 Staffordshire
ZIP: 77477
(281) 261-9203
Primary
Total Enrollment 689

Stafford Private Schools

Everest Academy Aka Darul Arqam School South
610 Brand Ln
ZIP: 77477
Elementary
Total Enrollment 100
Houston Learning Academy
3964 Bluebonnet Dr
ZIP: 77477
Secondary
Total Enrollment 23
Sugar Creek Montessori School
615 Dulles Ave
ZIP: 77477
Elementary
Total Enrollment 45
Sugar Grove Christian School
11600 W Airport Blvd
ZIP: 77477
Elementary
Total Enrollment 165
Willowridge Daycare
2805 S Main St
ZIP: 77477
Elementary
Total Enrollment 52
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