Stephenville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 20,120 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Stephenville is the 147th largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities, Stephenville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Stephenville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Stephenville is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Stephenville who work in office and administrative support (12.47%), teaching (11.78%), and food service (11.10%).
Stephenville is also a major college town with a large number of people who are 18 years or older and attending college. As is often the case in college towns, the many students that live in Stephenville have a strong influence on the local culture and entertainment scene, which may seem dormant by comparison in the summer months when much of the student population is away. In the fall, the return of students has a reinvigorating effect on the community. Because colleges are lasting institutions, they have a stabilizing effect on the economy by providing direct local benefits such as jobs for faculty and staff and spending by students. Stephenville’s economy is one such example of this.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.25 minutes getting to work every day.
The overall education level of Stephenville citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.36% of adults in Stephenville have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Stephenville in 2010 was $19,623, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,492 for a family of four. However, Stephenville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Stephenville is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Stephenville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Stephenville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Stephenville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.53% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Stephenville include Irish, English, French , and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Stephenville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Mon-Khmer (Cambodian).