Relocation Information

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

Partner Real Estate

Joe Hernandez/290-0952

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

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

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

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

Education

According to the Census, 4,947 people in Pecos County were enrolled in school in 2000. Countywide, 62.5 percent had a high school diploma or higher and 12.9 percent had a bachelor’s degree or higher. The equivalent statewide figures for a high school diploma or higher and a bachelor’s degree or higher were 75.7 percent and 23.2 percent, respectively.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: $26,107,645
Number of Public School Teachers: 165
Enrollment in Public School System: 2347

TAKS Test Scores
Reading: 88.0
Science 73.0
Writing: 90.0
Social Studies 89.0
Math: 76.0
Average SAT Score: 867
Average ACT Composite: 17.5

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

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

Looking for a Job

Local Assistance
Texas Workforce Commission
300 S Main
432/ 336- 6382

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Labor Force

The county civilian labor force was 6,087 in March 2002 reflecting an increase from the March 2001 level of 6,250. According to the Texas Workforce Commission, total unemployment in March 2002 was 305 contrasted to the March 2001 total of 314. The Pecos County unemployment rate for March 2002 was 5.0 percent compared to the March 2001 rate of 5.0 percent. The statewide unemployment rate was 5.6 percent in March 2002 and 4.2 percent in March 2001.

In the first quarter of 2001, Pecos County had 4,942 employed persons and an average weekly wage of $474.
Industry # of Jobs (Percentage)
Natural Resources and Mining 633 (11%)
Construction 207 (4%)
Manufacturing 80 (1%)
Trade, Transportation & Utilities 855 (17%)
Information 28 (1%)
Financial Activities 148 (3%)
Professional and Business Services 125 (3%)
Education and Health Services 454 (9%)
Leisure and Hospitality 400 (8%)
Other Services 110 (2%)
Nonclassifiable 8 (0%)
Federal Government 48 (1%)
State Government 585 (12%)
Local Government 1,261 (26%)

Travel time to work
• Less than 5 minutes: 457
• 5 to 9 minutes: 1136
• 10 to 14 minutes: 558
• 15 to 19 minutes: 290
• 20 to 24 minutes: 134
• 25 to 29 minutes: 53
• 30 to 34 minutes: 141
• 35 to 39 minutes: 25
• 40 to 44 minutes: 28
• 45 to 59 minutes: 83
• 60 to 89 minutes: 133
• 90 or more minutes: 104

Major Employers

NAME: PRODUCT: #EMPLOYED
SandRidge Oil Field Service 1,800
Texas Department of Criminal Justice Prisons 480
Fort Stockton ISD Education 450
Pecos County Memorial Hospital Health Care 250
Pecos County County Services 200
Stockton’s Entertainment Complex Dining, Bowling, Movies, Miniature Golf 180
Wal-Mart Department Store 125
Fort Stockton Nursing Center Nursing Home 100
Dawson Geophysical Oil Field Services (Seismic) 100
Halliburton Oil Field Services 80
City of Fort Stockton City Services 78
Comanche Springs Fuel Center Truck Stop 65
Food Basket Grocery Store 48
Pecos County Wind Farms Renewable Energy 45
Belding Farm* Pecans 40
Lowe’s Grocery Store 37
Childs Corporation Dirt Contractor 35
Pecos County State Bank Bank 35
William’s Ranch Company Agriculture (cattle, hay) 35
McDonalds Fast Food 32
Stockton Feed and Milling Agriculture (feed production) 30
Enterprise Products Gas Pipeline 30
West Texas Contractors Construction 30
Kentucky Fried Chicken Fast Food 29
Sonic Drive Inn Fast Food 27
Mesa Winery * Winery 20
TAMU Extension Service** Agriculture 20
Midland College RTTC Education 19
First National Bank Bank 18
Texas New Mexico Power Company Electricity Provider 15
Rio Grande Electric Electricity Provider 15

Unemployment Rate – 2008

Jan

4.5

Feb

4.2

Mar

4.1

Apr

3.9

May

4.4

Jun

5.1

Jul

5.1

Aug

5.2

Sep

5.2

Oct

4.9

Nov

5.2

Dec

5.3

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