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Stratford, Texas
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Location of Stratford, Texas
Location of Stratford, Texas
Sherman County Stratford.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County Sherman
Area
 • Total 2.31 sq mi (5.98 km2)
 • Land 2.31 sq mi (5.98 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
3,691 ft (1,125 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,017
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,057
 • Density 891.25/sq mi (344.18/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
79084
Area code(s) 806
FIPS code 48-70544
GNIS feature ID 1369263

Stratford is a town 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.

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°20′10″N 102°4′17″W / 36.33611°N 102.07139°W / 36.33611; -102.07139 (36.336158, -102.071451). 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 Texas 1935
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)
0.45
(11)
1.26
(32)
1.24
(31)
2.24
(57)
2.21
(56)
2.24
(57)
2.59
(66)
1.68
(43)
1.29
(33)
0.69
(18)
0.72
(18)
17.15
(436)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 5.4
(14)
2.9
(7.4)
4.3
(11)
1.4
(3.6)
0.1
(0.25)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.2
(0.51)
2.0
(5.1)
5.1
(13)
21.4
(54)
Source: NOAA

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 520
1920 472 −9.2%
1930 873 85.0%
1940 877 0.5%
1950 1,385 57.9%
1960 1,380 −0.4%
1970 2,139 55.0%
1980 1,917 −10.4%
1990 1,781 −7.1%
2000 1,991 11.8%
2010 2,017 1.3%
2019 (est.) 2,057 2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2000 census there were 1,991 people, 722 households, and 535 families living 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 722 households 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 households were one person and 11.4% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.21.

The age distribution was 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% 65 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 household income was $32,656 and the median family income 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.

Transportation

Stratford is at the intersection of US Route 287 and US Route 54, and is the western terminus of Texas State Highway 15.

The nearest major airport, Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport, is 82 miles and two states away in Liberal, Kansas, although Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport is only slightly further away, at 91 miles.

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