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Overview

Introduction to Stephenville, Texas

Stephenville, Texas, in Erath county, is 62 miles SW of Fort Worth, Texas.

Stephenville History

The city was named after John M. Stephen who arrived in the area in 1854 and was one of the earliest settlers. He donated land for the establishment of the townsite according to the plan of George B. Erath. By 1858, when the community had prospered, frequent Comanche raids made people's lives miserable. The population also decreased to approximately 300 in 1871. Following the American Civil War, however, the town grew steadily as a center for livestock production and agriculture. Stephenville was finally incorporated in 1889.

Stephenville and nearby Attractions

  • Berry House
  • Alive in Christ Fellowship Church
  • West End Cemetery
  • Pittman Lake
  • Stephenville Stephenville Park
  • Stephenville Public Library

Things To Do In Stephenville

Berry House is a historical landmark frequented by tourists. Stephenville Public Library has a great collection of books and magazines for visitors. Alive in Christ Fellowship Church is a house of prayer that fascinates tourists with its marvelous architecture. Stephenville Park allows visitors to take part in various recreational activities. Pittman Lake is a paradise for those interested in watersports or fishing.

Stephenville Transportation

Fort Worth NAS JRB/Carswell Field Airport is located a short distance from Stephenville.

Stephenville Higher Education

Tarrant County College, Texas Wesleyan University, and The University of Texas at Arlington provide higher educational facilities.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,561
Male Share of the Population45.9%
Female Share of the Population54.1%
Senior Citizens11.9%
Employed Population 16+9,346
Age of the Population25

Families

% of people married35.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.9%
Median Earnings25+$32,520
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$32,966
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,839

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,337
% Above Poverty Level71.4%
% Below Poverty Level28.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone32.5%
Median Gross Rent$753
Median House Value$117,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.1%
German13.4%
Irish10.6%
English8.1%
French Except Basque2.4%
Italian2%
Scottish1.9%
Polish1.4%
Czech1%
Norwegian0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Greek0.5%
Welsh0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Russian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Stephenville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Erath County
Standard Zip Codes76401
Company Zip Codes76402
Phone Area Codes254
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.21
Approximate Longitude-98.21

Stephenville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSTEPHENVILLE 1 N
Distance2 miles
Jan Temp30 to 55 F
Apr Temp51 to 75 F
Jul Temp70 to 94 F
Oct Temp52 to 78 F
Annual Precip29.7 inches
StationDUBLIN
Distance11.3 miles
Jan Temp31 to 55 F
Apr Temp50 to 76 F
Jul Temp70 to 94 F
Oct Temp53 to 77 F
Annual Precip35.7 inches
StationHAMILTON 1 NW
Distance35 miles
Jan Temp33 to 57 F
Apr Temp52 to 76 F
Jul Temp71 to 94 F
Oct Temp54 to 78 F
Annual Precip28.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
De Leon2,296$41,161
Dublin3,641$42,071
Hico1,421$42,692
Lipan492$55,625

Stephenville Public Libraries

Stephenville Public Library
174 N COLUMBIA ST
Stephenville, Texas
(254) 918-1240

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Stephenville Hospitals

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville
(Non-profit)
411 North Belknap Street

Stephenville Public Schools

Central El
780 W Washington
ZIP: 76401
(254) 965-3716
Primary
Total Enrollment 393
Chamberlin El
1601 W Frey
ZIP: 76401
(254) 968-2311
Primary
Total Enrollment 580
Gilbert Int
950 N Dale
ZIP: 76401
(254) 968-4664
Middle
Total Enrollment 543
Henderson J H
2798 W Frey
ZIP: 76401
(254) 968-6967
Other
Total Enrollment 557
Hook El
1067 W Jones
ZIP: 76401
(254) 968-3213
Primary
Total Enrollment 570
Huckabay Daep
200 County Rd 421
ZIP: 76401
(254) 968-8476
Huckabay School
200 County Rd 421
ZIP: 76401
(254) 968-5274
Other
Total Enrollment 189
Huston Academy
680 Peach Orchard Rd
ZIP: 76401
(254) 965-8883
High
Total Enrollment 103
Stephenville H S
2650 W Overhill Dr
ZIP: 76401
(254) 968-4141
High
Total Enrollment 971
Three Way El
247 Cr 207
ZIP: 76401
(254) 965-6496
Primary
Total Enrollment 90

Stephenville Private Schools

Stephenville Christian School
1120 County Road 351
ZIP: 76401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 36
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