Community Information

Pecos County History

Pecos County, the second largest county in the state, is in southwest Texas, bordered on the east by Terrell County, on the south by Brewster County, on the west by Jeff Davis and Reeves counties, and on the north by Ward, Crane, and Crockett counties. Fort Stockton, the county seat, is seventy-five air miles southwest of Odessa. Tourism was boosted in 1956, when construction of U.S 290 linked Fort Stockton to the Big Bend National Park. Pecos County, ZIP code 79735, is the 130th largest of the 254 counties in Texas, with an estimated population of 16,809 in 2000The county consists of 4765 square miles with a 2000 population density of 3.5 residents per square mile. The average density in Texas is 79.6 persons per square mile which is the same as the national average. Rainfall in Pecos County averages 13.9 inches per year as compared to the Texas average of 28.1 inches per year.

Business Quick Facts Pecos County Texas
Private nonfarm establishments, 1999
314 467,087
Private nonfarm employment, 1999
2,993 7,763,815
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 1990 – 1999
9.5% 32.4%
Nonemployer establishments, 1999
753 1,236,927
Manufacturers shipments, 1997 ($ 1,000)
N/A 297,657,003
Retail sales, 1997 ($ 1,000)
84,140 182,516,112
Retail Sales per capita, 1997
$ 5,185 $ 9,430
Minority-owned firms, percent of total, 1997 43.3% 23.9%
Women-owned firms, percent of total, 1997 F 25.0%
Housing units authorized by building permits, 2000 4 141,231
Federal funds and grants, 2001 ($ 1,000) 59,303 112,530,383
Local government employment – full-time Equivalent, 1997 795 850,380
Geography Quick Facts
Pecos County Texas
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 4,764 261,797
Persons per square mile, 2000 3.5 79.6
Metropolitan Area None

Fort Stockton History

In 1980 Fort Stockton had a broad-based economy and population of 8,868. In addition to its irrigated agriculture and extensive ranches,
it had become a major center for the production, processing, and distribution of oil, gas, and sulfur. Today, Fort Stockton relies on
energy and agriculture as the base for its expanding economy which includes the state’s largest winery, wind farms, tourism,
and distribution.Fort Stockton lies along the northern edge of the Chihuahuan Desert at an elevation of 3,000 feet. The desert setting and elevation
contribute to cool nights, warm days, and spectacular sunsets. The average temperature in January is 46 degrees while August averages
a temperature of 82. Annual rainfall is 14 inches with an average of 3 inches of snow a year. There are 127 days with temperatures above
90 degrees and the growing season is 224 days. Its historic sites, including Comanche Springs, the remains of the old fort, and the
Annie Riggs Memorial Museum, attract tourists from around the world.

Community Profile

Population
Fort Stockton’s population has increased steadily through the years.
There were high increases in growth for the city between 1920 and 1930 and between 1940 and 1960.
Pecos County had the largest percentage of population increase in West Texas between the 1990 and 2000 census.
The county population grew by 14.5 % during that ten-year span.

Year City County
1960 6,373 11,957
1970 8,283 13,748
1980 8,688 14,618
1990 8,524 14,675
2000 7,846 16,809

2010 8,283 15,507

Population Characteristics
Race Number (Percent)
One race 7,647 (97.5%)
White 5,497 (70.1%)
Black/African American 70 (0.9%)
Hispanic, American Indian, and Alaska Native 45 (0.6%)
Asian 60 (0.8%)
Asian Indian 35 (0.4%)
Chinese 5 (0.1%)
Filipino 4 (0.1%)
Korean 3 (0.0%)
Other Asian 13 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 1 (0.0%)
Some other race 1,974 (25.2%)
Two or more races 199 (2.5%)

Age
5 to 9 years – 630 ( 8.0 %)
10 to 14 years – 643 ( 8.2 %)
15 to 19 years – 730 ( 9.3 %)
20 to 24 years – 503 ( 6.4 %)
25 to 34 years – 986 ( 12.6 %)
35 to 44 years – 1,023 ( 13.0 %)
45 to 54 years – 901 ( 11.5 %)
55 to 59 years – 396 ( 5.0 %)
60 to 64 years – 332 ( 4.2 %)
65 to 74 years – 625 ( 8.0 %)
75 to 84 years – 320 ( 4.1 %)
85 years and over – 122 ( 1.6 %)

Sex
Male – 3,761 ( 47.9 %)
Female – 4,085 ( 52.1 %)

Locations from Fort Stockton
Austin 308
Amarillo 305
Brownsville 475
Dallas 383
El Paso 220
Houston 454

Taxing Unit: (current value) Rate per $100
State: —-
County: .6290
City: .4697
School: 1.1905
Water District .0250
Total Effective Rate Rate per $100
Current Total Rate for 2012 2.3412

Climate
Annual average temperature: 64
January average temperature: 46
August average temperature: 82
Annual Rainfall: 13.9 Inches
Average Number of days of sunshine 224
Elevation 3100 Above Sea Level

TAKS Test Scores

Reading: 84.0
Science 73.0
Writing: 88.0
Social Studies 92.0
Math: 75.0

Average SAT Score: 864
Average ACT Composite: 17.7

Other Information
Median Household Income, 2011 $ 41,607

Commercial Demographics

Fort Stockton is a combination 4A and 4B sales tax community.  Economic Development for the city is managed by the Fort Stockton Economic Development Corporation.  Fort Stockton is also a Texas Main Street Community.  The Fort Stockton Economic Development Corporation may be contacted at:

Fort Stockton Economic Development Corporation
1000 Railroad Avenue
Fort Stockton, Texas 79735
(432) 336-2264

edc@fortstockton.org

Fort Stockton is a regional center for government, medical care, and retail sales.  Federal, state and regional offices located in Fort Stockton include the Texas A&M Cooperative Extension Service Region 6 Headquarters, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the United States Department of Agriculture, the Texas Workforce Commission and the United States Forestry Service.

The Pecos County Memorial Hospital and associated medical services provide care for large area of the Big Bend and Trans-Pecos region of Texas.  A trade area that includes 10 counties and cities along the Mexican Border generates retail sales in the community.  Counties in yellow are part of the Fort Stockton trade area.  Trade area population is roughly 100,000.

Household Statistics

Households
City of Fort Stockton
The city has approximately 2,790 households in 2000 according to the Census. This represents an average of 2.78 persons per household.

Households by Type
Total households 2.790 (100%)
Family households (families) 2,106 (75.5%)
With own children under 18 years 1,094 (39.2%)

Married-couple family 1,620 (58.1%)
With own children under 18 years 774 (27.7%)

Female householder, no husband present 370 (13.3%)
With own children under 18 years 248 (8.9%)

Non-family households 684 (24.5%)
Householder living alone 606 (21.7%)
Householder 65 years and older 269 (9.6%)

Householders with individuals under 18 years 1,246 (44.7%)
Households with individuals 65 years and over 731 (26.2%)

Average household size 2.78
Average family size 3.25

Relationship
Total Population 7,846 (100%)
In households 7,745 (98.7%)
Households 2,790 (35.6%)
Spouse 1,620 (20.6%)
Child 2,594 (33.1%)
Own child under 18 years 2,029 (25.9%)
Other relatives 515 (6.6%)
Under 18 years 291 (3.7%)
Non-relatives 226 (2.9%)
Unmarried partners 135 (1.7%)
In group quarters 101 (1.3%)
Institutionalized population 101 (1.3%)
Non-institutionalized population 0

Pecos County
The county had approximately 5,153 households in 2010 according to the Census.
This represents an average of 2.86 persons per household.
The housing per square mile rate was 11.2 percent and the county’s homeowner rate was 74.1 percent.

The mean travel time to work was 17.6 minutes compared to a state average of 25.4 minutes.
The number of people over 16 who commuted to work was 6,017 while the number that worked at home was 97.

Commuting to work
The commuting to work breakdown was as follows:
drove alone (4,558)
carpooled (1,094)
public transportation (6)
walked (129)
other means (133)

Household income
• Less than $10,000: 523
• $10,000 to $14,999: 293
• $15,000 to $19,999: 201
• $20,000 to $24,999: 175
• $25,000 to $29,999: 330
• $30,000 to $34,999: 186
• $35,000 to $39,999: 95
• $40,000 to $44,999: 175
• $45,000 to $49,999: 161
• $50,000 to $59,999: 241
• $60,000 to $74,999: 172
• $75,000 to $99,999: 137
• $100,000 to $124,999: 69
• $125,000 to $149,999: 16
• $150,000 to $199,999: 15
• $200,000 or more: 8

Education

Fort Stockton Independent School District

Administration Office 101 W Division 432/ 336-4000
High School (9-12) 1200 W 17th 432/ 336-4101
Middle School (6-8) 2100 W 5th 432/ 336-4131
Intermediate (4 & 5) 1100 W 2nd 432/ 336-4141
Alamo Elementary (Pre-K – 3) Hwy 385 South 432/ 336-4151
Apache Elementary (K – 3) 208 W 18th 432/ 336-4161
Pecos County CAA Head Start 600 South Young 432-336-2669
Butz Continuing Education 400 S Young 432/ 336-4121

Midland Collage School of Vocational Nursing 1309 W IH 10 432/ 336-7882

Public School Budget: $25,577,166
Number of Public School Teachers: 177
Enrollment in Public School System: 2323

TAKS Test Scores
Reading: 84.0
Science 73.0
Writing: 88.0
Social Studies 92.0
Math: 75.0
Average SAT Score: 864
Average ACT Composite: 17.7

Vocational Technical Education:
Vocational Technical Education: William’s Regional Technical Training Center is a branch of Midland College located in Fort Stockton. The WRTTC offers multiple vocational training programs and will work with industry to supply specific training as needed.s

Colleges and Universities:

Sul Ross State University 
P O Box C/106
Alpine, TX 79832
(432) 837-8036
67 Miles
161 Faculty
Liberal Arts and Science

Odessa College
201 W University
Odessa, TX 79764
(432) 335-6400
84 Miles
128 Faculty
Liberal Arts and Science

University of Texas Permian Basin
4901 E University
Odessa, TX 79762
(432) 552-2020
86 Miles
80 Faculty
Science, Engineering, Arts and Education

Midland College
3700 Garfield
Midland, TX 79705
(432) 685-4500
104 Miles
80 Faculty
Liberal Arts and Science

Williams Regional Technical Training Center (WRTTC)
1309 W IH 10
Fort Stockton, TX 79735
(432) 336-7882
30 Faculties
Work Training

Day Care Services

Butz Education Day Care
Day Care Center 
400 S Young
432/ 336-4121

Elsa Ochoa Estrada
Listed home
600 W. Gallagher
432/ 336-6392

Lisa’s Day Care
Day Care Center 
806 N. Rio
432/ 336-2011

Juanita Castrejon
Group Day Home 
1307 N Pecos
432/ 336-0870

Margarita Fierro
Listed home 
1803 N. Gillis
432/ 336-5680

M & M Child Care
Group Day Home
701 N Butz
432/ 336-8463

Tender Loving Care
Day Care
654 E. Gonzalez Loop
432/ 336-9105

New Horizon
Preschool and Day Care
Callaghan Street
432/336-5437

Tiny Tot Learning Center
903 N Colpitts
432/336-6433

Little Panthers Learning Center
237 W 21st St Suite B
432/336-5437

RECREATION

Golf

Desert Pines Golf Course

N. Hwy. 285 At Airport Rd.

432-336-2050

Stixx

Billiards and sports bar

1216 N. Hwy 285

432-336-6898

Fort Stockton Library

500 N Water

432/ 336-3374

Department of Recreation

1201 W Sherer

432/ 336-4615

Comanche Springs Pool

103 W Callaghan

432/ 336-2751

Housing

Housing Occupancy
Total housing units 3,189 100.0
Occupied housing units 2,790 87.5
Vacant housing units 399 12.5
For seasonal, recreational, or occasional use 37 1.2

Homeowner vacancy rate (percent) 1.9 (X)
Rental vacancy rate (percent) 16.6 (X)

Housing Tenure
Occupied housing units 2,790 100.0
Owner-occupied housing units 1,944 69.7
Renter-occupied housing units 846 30.0

Average household size of owner-occupied unit 2.84 (X)
Average household size of renter-occupied unit 2.63 (X)

Realtors:

Century 21 Sadler & Associates
1411 W Dickinson
432/ 336-9978

Permian Reality & Appraisal
804 N Main
432/ 336-2812

Karl F. Armstead
P.O. Box 358
432/336-8455

Amistad Properties

1303 W. Dickinson Blvd

432-336-3800

Check the Fort Stockton Pioneer Newspaper Classifieds. Often rent homeowners will list here first. You may contact them at:

Fort Stockton Pioneer
P O Box 1528
Fort Stockton, TX 79735
432/ 336-2281

Ask for a Chamber of Commerce Rent Home Listing. Some people voluntarily call the Chamber to have their rental property listed and this is made available to the public. This is a limited list, but it may provide you with some leads.

Apartments

Apache Apartments
401 W 18th
Office 808 W. Dickinson
432/ 336-5003

Bower Apartments
4807 N Hwy 18
432/ 336-2021

Chaparral Apartments
2001 W 9th
Office 808 W. Dickinson
432/ 336-5003

Greentree Apartments
1900 W 9th
Office 808 W. Dickinson
432/ 336-5003

Hitching Post Apartments
901 N Missouri
432/ 336-8547

Fort Stockton Oasis Apartments**
1501 N Marshall
432/ 336-7094

Stockton Village Apartments**
1101 W Sherer
432/ 336-8893

Sunset Apartments
1600 Sunset Blvd
Office 808 W. Dickinson
432/ 336-5003

Valley Creek Apartments**
2038 N Hwy 1053
432/ 336-8635

Fort Stockton Manor Apartments*
305 N Everts
432/ 336-5789

Mobile Home

A & M Park
1000 N Gatlin
432/ 336-6401

Comanche Mobile Park
1301 E Dickinson
432/ 336-5824

Escondido RV Park

4606 N FM 1053

432-336-3800

www.escondidorvpark.com

Parkview Trailer Park
Sanderson Hwy
432/ 336-7733

Tom’s Trailer Park
Sunset & Hornbeck
432/ 336-8376

Yucca Trailer Park
809 E 12th
432/ 336-2697

WORKFORCE

Workforce Solutions of the Permian Basin

461 S. Highway 285

Fort Stockton, TX  79735

432.336.6382

www.workintexas.org

HEALTHCARE

Pecos County Memorial Hospital

387 W. I.H. 10

432-336-2004

Family Health Care Center

387 W IH 10

432/ 336-2058

Fort Stockton Nursing Center

501 W Sycamore

432/ 336-7631

Mental Health/Retardation

301 E 5th

432/ 336-3383

Nurse’s Unlimited

109 N. Nelson

432/ 336-6999

WIC

119 N. Main

1-866-907-0080

Vintage Estates

Assisted Living Facility

237 W. 21st

432/336-6922

VA Clinic- Dr. Patti King

387 W. I.H. -10

St Tuesdays & Fridays 9:30am-2:00pm

1-800-472-1365 ext. 5692

Cactus Health Services, Inc.

614 West Dickinson

432/336-8110

PCMH Home Health

505 N. Main

432/336-7044

American Home Health

601 N Main

432/336-6507

Home Hospice

614 N Main

432/336-7822

Physicians:

Dr. Malik, MD

2071 N Main

432/ 336-0700

Nurse Practitioner Sue Grigsby

PC Memorial Hospital

432-336-2004 ext.4451

Dr. George, MD

511 North Main

432/ 336-2291

Dr. Boyd, MD

P C Memorial Hospital

432/336-2058

Nurse Practitioner Rosalie Sullivan

511 N. Main

432/ 336-2291

Dr. Gallegos

PC Memorial Hospital

432-336-2058

Dr. Puri, MD

PC Memorial Hospital

432-336-2058

Alan Lewis, PA

PC Memorial Hospital

432-336-2058

Chiropractors:

Dr. Cordero, DC

701 N Main

432/ 336-3909

Joint Effort Chiropractic

Dr. Eric Cordero

1103 B. West Dickinson

432-336-8860

Dentists:

Dr. Yarbrough, DOS

1108-B W Dickinson

432/ 336-8574

Family Dentistry & Prosthodontics of West Texas

Dr. Boon

713 N. Main

432/336-6466

Optometrists:

West Texas Eyecare

Dr. Hulon Pass & Dr. Joshua Pass

603 N. Main

432/336-3662

CHURCHES

Apostolic Tabernacle
(432) 336-8461
5th & Sycamore

Templo Los Olivos Assambleas De Dios
(432) 336-8458
Bishop St. & Railroad Ave.

Triunfo De La Fe Asambleas De Dios
(432) 336-7838
42nd & Alamo

Bethlehem Baptist
East Imperial Highway

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
(432) 336-6141
(432) 336-3707
1802 N. Marshall

Church of Christ
(432) 336-8577
2100 W. 16th

Faith Lutheran Church
(432) 336-3925
705 N. Rio

First Assembly of God
(432) 336-3131
11th & Gillis

First Baptist Church
(432) 336-3307
400 N. Texas

First Christian Church
(432) 336-2394
200 S. Rio

First Presbyterian Church
(432) 336-3346
2nd & Oklahoma

First United Methodist
(432) 336-9777
1501 W. Rio

Fort Stockton Christian Center
(432) 336-7875
206 W. 5th

Group of Christian Scientist
(432) 336-2694

Iglesia Apostolica
707 N. Oklahoma

Iglesia Del Dios Vivo
(432) 336-7481
46th Lane Polson

Iglesia De Cristo
(432) 336-7481
2100 W. 16th

Iglesia De Cristo
4015 N. Orient
(432) 336-8577

Immanuel Baptist
(432) 336-6743
701 Gall

Imperial Assembly of God
703 W. FM 11
Imperial, TX

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses
(432) 336-2781
12th & Texas

Northside Baptist
(432) 336-2184
Gillis & 16th

St. Agnes Catholic Church
(432) 336-2724
Hwy 18 North

St. Joseph Catholic Church
(432) 336-5027
403 S. Main

St. Isidore
Coyanosa, TX

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
(432) 336-2189
Spring Dr. & E. 2nd Templo Bautista

“El Buen Pastor”
(432) 336-8940
409 W. Division

Trans-Pecos Team Ministry Rector
416 S. Plum
(432) 336-3812

Believers Fellowship
218 N Main
432-290-0442

Caring & Sharing
1706 Partridge
432/238-4503

Triunfo De La Fe
606 N Colpitts

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

911

Ambulance 432/ 336-4600

Crime Stoppers 432/ 336-7777

FBI (El Paso) 432/ 533-7451

FBI (Midland) 432/ 682-4766

Fire Department 432/ 336-4600

National Youth Crisis Hotline 1-800-448-4663

Police Department 432/ 336-4600

Sheriff Department 432/ 336-3521

Texas Department of Public Safety 432/ 336-3414

US Border Patrol 432/ 336-2486

Utilities

Electric

Texas-New Mexico Power Company supplies Fort Stockton. The Western Division serves Fort Stockton with a 138 KV transmission line, with a terminal capacity of 62.5 MVA and a 69 KV transmission line with terminal capacity of 70 MVA. Texas-New Mexico Power Company is a member of the ERCOT (Electrical Reliability Council of Texas) System.

Industrial customer’s requirements are analyzed to determine the most economical and advantageous rate schedule for the customer. The type of load maximum KW demand and KWH usage determines the customer’s rate schedule. Texas-New Mexico Power Company is competitive with rates of other utilities in Texas. For more information, write:

Texas-New Mexico Power Company
P O Box 1606
Fort Stockton, TX 79735

Rio Grande Electric and West Texas Utilities Company in the outlying areas of the County also serve Pecos County.

Gas

The City of Fort Stockton supplies Fort Stockton. West Texas Gas is the city’s supplier with two delivery lines with a maximum pressure of 400lbs. West Texas Gas has the capability to tie into three major lines within the area, which are served by Valero, Delhi (Texas Oil & Gas) and El Paso Natural Gas. Fort Stockton is the Gas Capital of the United State, so gas is easily available. Rates vary between $3.65/MCF and $4.50/MCF with base rate of $ 7.50.

Water

The City of Fort Stockton serves Fort Stockton with water. The main source is well water from the Belding Area. The system is designed to move 7.5 million gallons daily. The city has a 7 million gallon storage capacity with an average pressure of 60 lbs. The system has 6 and 8 inches lines and it’s capable of serving additional needs. The well water is processed through a Reverse Osmosis Water Plant. This gives Fort Stockton a better quality of water.

The Belding Area has approximately 55,200 acre-feet of water. The City has recently acquired an additional 84,400 acre-feet with 16-1/2 sections of water rights in the western half of the County and an adjoining part of Reeves County.

Source City of Fort Stockton

Peak Consumption (mgpd): 4.5
Maximum Daily Capacity (mgpd): 7
Storage Capacity (mgpd): 7.5
Size Mains (inches): 6-12
System Looped: Yes

Telephone

AT&T is the major telecommunications provider with Rotary and Touch Tone service available. AT&T has capability of expanding service and equipment expansion.

Sanitation

The City of Fort Stockton is the provider of refused collection and disposal. The City of Fort Stockton has twice-a-week pickup on residential service and daily pickup on most businesses. The present landfill is a type I landfill licensed by the State of Texas with a 30-year capacity. The City will pick up garbage within the vicinity of Fort Stockton.

Sewer Service

The City of Fort Stockton is the provider of sewer service. The present sewer plant has a flow capacity of 1 million gallons daily flow. The plant has the potential for modification to be able to serve up to 2 million gallons daily flow.

Treatment Plant Type: Oxidation
Maximum Daily Capacity (mgpd): 1.41
Maximum Daily Load (mgpd): 980,000
Solid Waste Disposal: Yes

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