Stafford, Texas Population 2021

17,252
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Stafford is a city located in Fort Bend County Texas. With a 2020 population of 17,252, it is the 166th largest city in Texas and the 2103rd largest city in the United States . Stafford is currently declining at a rate of -0.32% annually and its population has decreased by -2.49% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,693 in 2010. Stafford reached it's highest population of 17,564 in 2016. Spanning over 7 miles, Stafford has a population density of 2,463 people per square mile.

The average household income in Stafford is $73,572 with a poverty rate of 13.25%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,222 per month, and the median house value is $180,400. The median age in Stafford is 35.3 years, 33.6 years for males, and 36.7 years for females.

Stafford Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Stafford was:

  • White: 38.90%
  • Black or African American: 29.53%
  • Asian: 21.19%
  • Other race: 5.90%
  • Two or more races: 4.48%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Stafford, Texas is 17,252 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,417.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,693.

Stafford, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,69338.90%
Black or African American5,08129.53%
Asian3,64621.19%
Some Other Race1,0165.90%
Two or More Races7704.48%
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Stafford Population by Race

Stafford Population Pyramid $2021

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Stafford Median Age

35.3


Total

33.6


Male

36.7


Female

Stafford Adults

There are 13,739 adults, (1,909 of whom are seniors) in Stafford.

Stafford Age Dependency

45.4

Age Dependency Ratio

16.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Stafford Sex Ratio

Female

8,519

49.51%

Male

8,687

50.49%

Stafford Population by Age

Stafford Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Stafford Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married64.9%35.1%
All48.4%51.6%
Female35.9%64.1%
Non Family33.4%66.6%
Male30.3%69.7%

48.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Stafford Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,4162.6848.4
Married3,0213.3164.9
Non Family2,0371.3433.4
Female8993.2835.9
Male4593.2930.3

3.26

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

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Stafford Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7396.18%
9th to 12th Grade8717.28%
High School Graduate2,74522.94%
Some College2,40920.13%
Associates Degree9678.08%
Bachelors Degree3,12426.11%
Graduate Degree1,1109.28%
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Stafford Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Stafford Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black3,5503,3671,432
Hispanic2,9182,115432
Asian2,7402,3471,344
White2,5022,385955
Other Race45039854
2+ Races35721971

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.32%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 49.05%.

Stafford Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,123$40,286$39,890
Less Than 9th Grade$22,010$21,645$22,396
High School Graduate$29,431$31,101$28,594
Some College$38,583$41,250$32,204
Bachelors Degree$52,217$51,780$52,599
Graduate Degree$64,458$68,125$63,676

$40,123

Average Earnings

$40,286

Average Male

$39,890

Average Female

Stafford Earnings by Educational Attainment

Stafford Language by Age

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Stafford Language

55.58% of Stafford residents speak only English, while 44.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.44% of the population.

Stafford Language

Stafford Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic4,47972516.19%
White3,37552815.64%
Black5,0814829.49%
Asian3,64643311.88%
Multiple77013617.66%
Other1,016262.56%

13.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.04%

Male Poverty Rate

13.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Stafford

The race most likely to be in poverty in Stafford is Multiple, with 17.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Stafford is Other, with 2.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.13%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.16%.

Stafford Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.60%
Some College11.91%
High School9.95%
Bachelors or Greater7.77%

Stafford Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed26.39%
Female Unemployed18.78%
Female Employed7.54%
Male Employed5.93%

Stafford Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Stafford Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$62,264$73,572
Families$71,986$83,560
Married Families$83,491-
Non Families$48,563$49,877
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Income by Household Type

Stafford Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.7%

Male Marriage Rate

45.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Stafford Married by Age and Sex

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Stafford Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Stafford Marital Status by Race

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Stafford Marital Status

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577

Number of Veterans

517

Male Veterans

60

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War243
First Gulf War108
Vietnam104
Korea30
World War II6

Stafford Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34182
35 to 54165
75+88
65 to 7486
55 to 6456

Stafford Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2785.13%
Hispanic1504.55%
Black1263.01%
Other Race9515.15%
Asian662.17%
2+ Races122.59%

Stafford Veterans by Race

Stafford Veterans by Education

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3.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Stafford Veterans by Education

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70.3%

Labor Force Participation

66.4%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Stafford Employment by Age

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Stafford Employment by Race

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Stafford Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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49.22%

Born in Stafford

68.35%

Native Born

31.65%

Foreign Born

13.89%

Non Citizen

17.76%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

68.35% of Stafford residents were born in the United States, with 49.22% having been born in Texas. 13.89% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Stafford Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202117,252-55-0.32%
202017,307-55-0.32%
201917,362-55-0.32%
201817,417-67-0.38%
201717,484-80-0.46%
201617,564380.22%
201517,5261480.85%
201417,3781921.12%
201317,1861771.04%
201217,009920.54%
201116,917880.52%
201016,8291,1480.71%
200015,6817,2846.44%
19908,3973,6425.85%
19804,7551,8495.05%
19702,9060.00%

Stafford Population by Year