|Motto: "Home of the Watermelon Jubilee"|
Location of Stockdale, Texas
|• Total||1.6 sq mi (4.2 km2)|
|• Land||1.6 sq mi (4.2 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||443 ft (135 m)|
|• Density||865.3/sq mi (334.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1369222|
Previously an area named High Prairie, Free Timber and Bunker's Store, Stockdale was named after Fletcher Stockdale, the lieutenant governor of Texas, when the town was established in 1863. In 1898 the San Antonio and Mexican Gulf Railroad reached Stockdale. The town was incorporated in 1919, and Stockdale's annual Watermelon Jubilee began in 1937.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²), all of it land.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Stockdale has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,398 people, 497 households, and 337 families residing in the city. The population density was 865.3 people per square mile (333.2/km²). There were 556 housing units at an average density of 344.2/sq mi (132.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 74.54% White, 2.36% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 21.03% from other races, and 1.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 45.99% of the population.
There were 497 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% 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 3.33.
In the city the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 19.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $30,337, and the median income for a family was $39,667. Males had a median income of $29,583 versus $20,395 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,102. About 10.8% of families and 14.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.5% of those under age 18 and 20.9% of those age 65 or over.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Texas Transportation Museum Article http://www.txtransportationmuseum.org/SAG.htm
- City of Stockdale, TX History at stockdaletx.org
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- Climate Summary for Stockdale, Texas