Stinnett, Texas

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Stinnett, Texas
Hutchinson County Courthouse
Hutchinson County Courthouse
Location of Stinnett, Texas
Location of Stinnett, Texas
Hutchinson County Stinnett.svg
Coordinates: 35°49′34″N 101°26′37″W / 35.82611°N 101.44361°W / 35.82611; -101.44361Coordinates: 35°49′34″N 101°26′37″W / 35.82611°N 101.44361°W / 35.82611; -101.44361
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.98 sq mi (5.14 km2)
 • Land1.98 sq mi (5.14 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
3,186 ft (971 m)
 • Total1,881
 • Estimate 
 • Density892.14/sq mi (344.44/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)806
FIPS code48-70340 [3]
GNIS feature ID1369216 [4]

Stinnett (/stɪˈnɛt/ sti-NET) is a city in and the county seat of Hutchinson County, Texas, United States.[5] The population was 1,881 at the 2010 census,[6] a decrease from 1,936 at the 2000 census.


Stinnett was established in 1926[7] by A.P. (Ace) Borger, better known as the founder of Borger, a larger community in the county, and his brother Lester Andrew (Pete) Borger.[8] In September 1926, Stinnett replaced Plemons, which later became a ghost town, as the Hutchinson County seat. The courthouse, built in 1927 in the Spanish Renaissance style, was financed from petroleum money. The structure, designed by the architect W.F. Townes, consists of brown brick and cut white stone.[9]


Stinnett is located at 35°49′34″N 101°26′37″W / 35.82611°N 101.44361°W / 35.82611; -101.44361 (35.826231, –101.443617).[10] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2), all of it land.


According to the Köppen climate classification system, Stinnett has a semiarid climate, BSk on climate maps.[11]


Stinnett welcome sign near the intersection of Texas Highways 207 and 152
Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)1,770[2]−5.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

2020 census[edit]

Stinnett racial composition[13]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 1,268 76.85%
Black or African American (NH) 15 0.91%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 23 1.39%
Asian (NH) 3 0.18%
Some Other Race (NH) 2 0.12%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 95 5.76%
Hispanic or Latino 244 14.79%
Total 1,650

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,650 people, 521 households, and 367 families residing in the city.

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census, 1,936 people, 765 households, and 554 families lived in the city. The population density was 972.8 inhabitants per square mile (375.6/km2). The 870 housing units averaged 437.2/sq mi (168.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.58% White, 0.26% African American, 1.29% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 3.98% from other races, and 2.69% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 7.54%.[3]

Of the 765 households, 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were not families. About 26.1% of households were one person and 13.2% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.98.

The age distribution was 27.9% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% 65 or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.8 males. The median household income was $33,387 and the median family income was $42,969. Males had a median income of $35,395 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,242. About 7.9% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.4% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.


The City of Stinnett is served by the Plemons-Stinnett-Phillips Consolidated Independent School District. It was a part of the Stinnet Independent School District until July 1, 1987, when it merged into the PSP CISD.[16]

Notable people[edit]

  • Donny Anderson, former NFL player, though born in Borger, graduated in 1961 from Stinnett High School. He was named All-American while playing college football at Texas Tech in Lubbock. He went on to play for the NFL's Green Bay Packers.
  • Jason Collier, former Chief of Police for Stinnett became viral after it surfaced on Facebook that he was married and dating multiple women with the intent to marry them. Jason, also known as Chief Coffee Pot; pursued multiple women and promised to marry them [17]


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  6. ^ "Stinnett, TX Population - Census 2010 and 2000 Interactive Map, Demographics, Statistics, Quick Facts - CensusViewer". Retrieved 2018-02-27.
  7. ^ STINNETT, TX from the Handbook of Texas Online
  8. ^ BORGER, ASA PHILLIP from the Handbook of Texas Online
  9. ^ Texas Historical Commission marker at Hutchinson County Courthouse, Stinnett, Texas
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. ^ Climate Summary for Stinnett, Texas
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  13. ^ "Explore Census Data". Retrieved 2022-05-20.
  14. ^
  15. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  16. ^ "CONSOLIDATIONS, ANNEXATIONS AND NAME CHANGES FOR TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS" (PDF). Texas Education Agency. 2018-09-10. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  17. ^ Hutchinson County Highlights
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[14][15]

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