2011 Community Demographics

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ONE OF THE 100 BEST TOWNS IN AMERICA

In 1993, Stephenville was listed as one of the 100 best small towns in America in a book compiled by Norman Crampton and published by Prentice Hall.

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION

Stephenville is located in West Central Texas approximately 65 miles west of Fort Worth, 100 miles southwest of Dallas and 200 miles north of San Antonio.

TOPOGRAPHY

Located on the rolling to hilly, partly wooded, partly prairie plains of West Central Texas, Erath County soils range from the prairies of the west to the scattered timber of the east. The elevation ranges from 900 to 1,700 feet above sea level.

CLIMATE

Annual Average Temperature
64.4 F
Annual Average High Temperature
76.8 F
Annual Average Low Temperature
52.3 F
Annual Average Precipitation
30.3"
Annual Average Snowfall
0.0"
Elevation 1.283.0'

POPULATION


2010 Census
2000
CITY  17,123
14,921
COUNTY  37,890 33,001

ECONOMY

Stephenville has a strong, diversified economic base. Agriculture is the leading industry, contributing approximately $200,000,000 to the economy. Of that figure, the dairy industry accounts for approximately $140,000,000. The manufacturing industry has increased steadily in importance over the past few years. Six major manufacturing firms (three Fortune 500 companies) now employ more than 1,400 people. Stephenville is the retail trade center for a trade area population of approximately 80,000. Gross sales have increased steadily over the past ten years. Tarleton State University also has a strong influence on the economy of the area. The University has a student enrollment of approximately 7,763 and employs a full time faculty and staff of 1,127.

TAXATION

Tax Rate (Per $100 Assessed Value)

Erath County $0.450000
Stephenville City $0.460000
Stephenville ISD $1.147000
Middle Trinity Water
$0.015000
Total $2.072000
 
Municipal Sales Tax: 1.500%
State Sales Tax Rate: 6.250%
Economic Development Tax: 0.000%
Other Sales Tax, County: 0.500%
Total 8.250%


CITY GOVERNMENT

Type: Home Rule
Number on Council: 9
Municipal Police: 38
Paid Firefighters: 31
Volunteers: 15
City Zoning Body: yes
Master Plan: yes

MAJOR EMPLOYERS

Entity
Service # of Employees
Tarleton State University
FMC Technologies
Stephenville ISD
Walmart Supercenter
Saint-Gobain Abrasives
Schreiber Foods
Western Dairy Transport
Texas Health Harris Methodist
Erath County
United Cooperative Services
City of Stephenville
Fibergrate Composite Structures
EGS Electrical Group
Stephenville Medical & Surgical Clinic
HEB Grocery
Bruner Mortors
Outlaw Conversions

Education
Oilfield Products
Education
Retail
Coated Abrasives
Cheese Mfg
Milk Transport
Hospital
Government
Rural Utility Service
Government
Fiberglass  Products
Metal Processing
Health Care
Retail
Auto Sales/Service
Trailer Customizing

1,127
550
450
450
434
430
400
250
168
150
140
127
126
122
118
106
105

Phone: 254.965.5313 • Fax: 254.965.3814 187 W Washington • P.O. Box 306 • Stephenville, TX 76401