Stockdale, Texas

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Stockdale, Texas
Motto: "Home of the Watermelon Jubilee"
Location of Stockdale, Texas
Location of Stockdale, Texas
Wilson County Stockdale.svg
Coordinates: 29°14′0″N 97°57′43″W / 29.23333°N 97.96194°W / 29.23333; -97.96194Coordinates: 29°14′0″N 97°57′43″W / 29.23333°N 97.96194°W / 29.23333; -97.96194
Country United States
State Texas
County Wilson
 • 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)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,398
 • Density 865.3/sq mi (334.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 78160
Area code(s) 830
FIPS code 48-70376[1]
GNIS feature ID 1369222[2]
Website Stockdale, Texas

Stockdale is a city in Wilson County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,693 at the 2010 census. It is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.


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.[3] The town was incorporated in 1919, and Stockdale's annual Watermelon Jubilee began in 1937.[4]


Stockdale is located at 29°14′0″N 97°57′43″W / 29.23333°N 97.96194°W / 29.23333; -97.96194 (29.233371, -97.961987).[5] This is 25 miles south of Seguin and 40 miles southeast of Downtown San Antonio.

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.[6]


As of the census[1] 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.


The City of Stockdale is served by the Stockdale Independent School District and home to the Stockdale High School Brahmas.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Texas Transportation Museum Article
  4. ^ City of Stockdale, TX History at
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Stockdale, Texas

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