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Stephenville is a city in Erath County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for John Stephen, settler who donated the townsite

The latitude of Stephenville is 32.220N. The longitude is -98.201W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,273 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,216.


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Median household income
Local
$27,489
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Stephenville demographic reports
Stephenville is on the Bosque River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 24. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1.6 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: Stephenville Historical House Museum
Colleges and universities: Tarleton State University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Stephenville residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Stephenville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Stephenville was $15,108, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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29% of Stephenville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Stephenville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $388.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $788.


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Libraries in Stephenville include Stephenville Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Stephenville include Stephenville Empire-Tribune

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Erath County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Stephenville political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Stephenville workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Stephenville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Stephenville include Comfort Inn Stephenville, Holiday Inn Stephenville.

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