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Stowell, Texas
Location of Stowell, Texas
Location of Stowell, Texas
Country United States
State Texas
County Chambers
 • Total 10.2 sq mi (26.5 km2)
 • Land 10.0 sq mi (26.0 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
23 ft (7 m)
 • Total 1,756
 • Density 175/sq mi (67.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 409
FIPS code 48-70520
GNIS feature ID 1347987

Stowell is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Chambers County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,756 at the 2010 census.


Stowell is located on the eastern border of Chambers County at 29°47′15″N 94°22′46″W / 29.78750°N 94.37944°W / 29.78750; -94.37944 (29.787468, -94.379386). It is bordered by Winnie to the north and Jefferson County to the east. Texas State Highway 124 passes through Stowell, leading north 3 miles (5 km) to Interstate 10 on the north side of Winnie and south 16 miles (26 km) to High Island on the Gulf of Mexico. Texas State Highway 65 leads west from Stowell 18 miles (29 km) to Anahuac, the Chambers County seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Stowell CDP has a total area of 10.2 square miles (26.5 km2), of which 10.0 square miles (26.0 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km2), or 1.91%, is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,572 people, 564 households, and 433 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 158.7 people per square mile (61.3/km2). There were 619 housing units at an average density of 62.5/sq mi (24.1/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 59.80% White, 30.92% African American, 0.64% Native American, 7.82% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.43% of the population.

There were 564 households, out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.2% were non-families. 19.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 27.9% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $32,981, and the median income for a family was $39,792. Males had a median income of $35,154 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $15,371. About 10.9% of families and 18.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.3% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over.


Chambers County-Winnie Stowell Airport, a general aviation airport in unincorporated Chambers County, serves Stowell and Winnie.


East Chambers Independent School District serves Stowell.

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