Fort Stockton, TX


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Fort Stockton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 8,649 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Fort Stockton is the 250th largest community in Texas.

Fort Stockton is a blue-collar town, with 35.22% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Fort Stockton is a city of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fort Stockton who work in office and administrative support (16.49%), sales jobs (13.33%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (6.54%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Fort Stockton spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.94 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

As is often the case in a small city, Fort Stockton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of people in Fort Stockton with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.11% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fort Stockton in 2010 was $21,265, which is middle income relative to Texas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,060 for a family of four. However, Fort Stockton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fort Stockton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fort Stockton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Fort Stockton, accounting for 72.86% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Fort Stockton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Fort Stockton include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Fort Stockton is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and German.

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