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.


Total Population 19,074
Male Share of the Population 46.7%
Female Share of the Population 53.3%
Senior Citizens 11.4%
Employed Population 16+ 9,217
Age of the Population 25


% of people married 34.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $59,715
% Above Poverty Level 70.7%
% Below Poverty Level 29.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%


People Living Alone 33.6%
Median Gross Rent $720
Median House Value $115,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.1%
US/American 0%
English 7.7%
Irish 10%

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

Stephenville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 62 miles SW of Fort Worth, Texas
County Erath
Standard Zip Codes 76401
Company Zip Codes 76402
Phone Area Codes 254
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.22
Longitude -98.201

Stephenville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 2 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 55 F
Apr Temp 51 to 75 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 52 to 78 F
Annual Precip 29.7 inches
Station DUBLIN
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 55 F
Apr Temp 50 to 76 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 53 to 77 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Distance 35 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 57 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 54 to 78 F
Annual Precip 28.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
De Leon 2,221 $42,292
Dublin 3,671 $41,685
Hico 1,408 $52,917

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

Stephenville Public Libraries

Stephenville Public Library
Stephenville, Texas
(254) 918-1240

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Stephenville Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(254) 965-1500
Emergency Service: Yes

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Stephenville High Schools

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Serves 1,071 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

200 COUNTY RD 421
A Title I School.
Serves 193 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.1

A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 124 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.3

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