Stamford, Texas

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Stamford is a small city located on the border of Jones and Haskell counties in the western part of the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 3,111 in 2008. H. McHarg, president of the Texas Central Railroad, named the site in 1900 for his hometown in Connecticut. [3]

The Jones County portion of Stamford is part of the Abilene, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Stamford is located at 32°56′57″N 99°47′24″W / 32.949193°N 99.789942°W / 32.949193; -99.789942 (32.949193, -99.789942).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.9 square miles (33.3 km2), of which, 6.0 square miles (15.4 km2) of it is land and 6.9 square miles (17.8 km2) of it (53.62%) is water.

The city owns Lake Stamford, which serves as its water supply.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,636 people, 1,402 households, and 971 families residing in the city. The population density was 610.2 people per square mile (235.5/km2). There were 1,713 housing units at an average density of 287.5/sq mi (111.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 74.01% White, 7.92% African American, 1.38% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 14.80% from other races, and 1.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 26.93% of the population.

There were 1,402 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.03.

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