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.
Stephenville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (13.40%), teaching (11.04%), and food service (10.40%).
Because Stephenville has a very large number of students who are 18 years or older and in college, it is thought of as a college town. This has a major influence on local Stephenville lifestyle, entertainment, and culture in general. Life in Stephenville is very much tied to the academic calendar: when students return from the summer break in the fall, one will notice them out and about, buying groceries, out with friends, and generally getting re-acquainted with each other. In Stephenville people study hard and play hard, and there is ample opportunity to do both.
One of the benefits of Stephenville is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.36 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The overall education level of Stephenville citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.36% 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 $18,929, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $75,716 for a family of four. However, Stephenville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Stephenville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.57% of its population below the federal poverty line.
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 14.86% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Stephenville include Irish, English, Scottish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Stephenville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Mon-Khmer (Cambodian).