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Fort Stockton is a city in Pecos County.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Fort Stockton is 30.893N. The longitude is -102.878W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,972 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,387.


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Median household income
Local
$27,713
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fort Stockton demographic reports
Military post established here in 1859
Paisano Pete, an 11-foot statue of a roadrunner, stands at Main Street and U.S. 290
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 16. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.1 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Imperial Reservoir, James Rooney County Park
Historic sites and museums: Historic Fort Stockton, Annie Riggs Hotel Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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5% of Fort Stockton residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fort Stockton ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fort Stockton was $12,834, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of Fort Stockton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Fort Stockton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $275.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $706.


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Libraries in Fort Stockton include Fort Stockton Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Fort Stockton include Fort Stockton Pioneer

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Pecos County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fort Stockton political report.

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The average commute time for Fort Stockton workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Fort Stockton include Best Western Swiss Clock Inn, Days Inn, Econo Lodge, Holiday Inn Express-Fort Stockton, La Quinta Inn Fort Stockton, Motel 6.

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