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Stratford, Texas

Stratford, Texas
City
Stratford, 2006
Stratford, 2006
Location of Stratford, Texas
Location of Stratford, Texas
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Texas
County Sherman
Area
 • Total 2.0 sq mi (5.3 km2)
 • Land 2.0 sq mi (5.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 3,691 ft (1,125 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,017
 • Density 980.2/sq mi (378.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 79084
Area code(s) 806
FIPS code 48-70544[1]
GNIS feature ID 1369263[2]

Stratford is a city in Sherman County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,017 at the 2010 census, up from 1,991 in 2000. It is the county seat of Sherman County.[3]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Climate 2.1
  • Demographics 3
  • Education 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

The city is named for Stratford, Virginia, the boyhood home of Robert Edward Lee, the Confederate commanding general.

Geography

Stratford is located at (36.336158, -102.071451).[4] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.3 km²), all of it land.

Climate

Dust storm approaching Stratford on April 18, 1935.
Climate data for Stratford, Texas (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 48.3
(9.1)
51.5
(10.8)
59.9
(15.5)
69.2
(20.7)
78.0
(25.6)
87.1
(30.6)
91.5
(33.1)
89.4
(31.9)
82.2
(27.9)
70.8
(21.6)
58.5
(14.7)
47.6
(8.7)
69.5
(20.8)
Average low °F (°C) 19.7
(−6.8)
22.1
(−5.5)
29.3
(−1.5)
37.6
(3.1)
48.1
(8.9)
58.0
(14.4)
62.9
(17.2)
61.8
(16.6)
53.3
(11.8)
40.5
(4.7)
28.7
(−1.8)
20.2
(−6.6)
40.2
(4.6)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.53
(13.5)
0.45
(11.4)
1.26
(32)
1.24
(31.5)
2.24
(56.9)
2.21
(56.1)
2.24
(56.9)
2.59
(65.8)
1.68
(42.7)
1.29
(32.8)
0.69
(17.5)
0.72
(18.3)
17.15
(435.6)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 5.4
(13.7)
2.9
(7.4)
4.3
(10.9)
1.4
(3.6)
0.1
(0.3)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.2
(0.5)
2.0
(5.1)
5.1
(13)
21.4
(54.4)
Source: NOAA[5]

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,991 people, 722 households, and 535 families residing in the city. The population density was 980.2 people per square mile (378.7/km²). There were 794 housing units at an average density of 390.9/sq mi (151.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 83.02% White, 0.30% African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 14.41% from other races, and 1.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 30.44% of the population.

There were 722 households out of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.1% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,656, and the median income for a family was $37,955. Males had a median income of $27,113 versus $19,524 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,790. About 11.2% of families and 13.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.7% of those under age 18 and 13.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The city of Stratford is served by the Stratford Independent School District and home to the Stratford High School Elks.

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  5. ^ "NOWData - NOAA Online Weather Data".  
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

External links

  • Sherman County
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