Fort Stockton, Texas

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Fort Stockton is a city in Pecos County, Texas, United States. The population was 7,846 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Pecos County.[3]



Fort Stockton is located at 30°53′29″N 102°53′6″W / 30.89139°N 102.885°W / 30.89139; -102.885 (30.891383, -102.885032).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.1 square miles (13.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,846 people, 2,790 households, and 2,106 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,531.3 people per square mile (591.7/km²). There were 3,189 housing units at an average density of 622.4/sq mi (240.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 70.06% White, 0.89% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.76% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 25.16% from other races, and 2.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 69.87% of the population.

There were 2,790 households out of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.25.

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