Hico, Texas

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Population in 2013: 1,347 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.4%
 
Males: 647  (48.0%)
Females: 700  (52.0%)
Median resident age:  40.3 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 76457.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,519 (it was $25,919 in 2000)
Hico:

$33,519
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,340 (it was $14,122 in 2000)

Hico city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $84,586 (it was $49,800 in 2000)
Hico:

$84,586
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $84,067; Detached houses: $89,465; Townhouses or other attached units: $50,347; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $85,203; Mobile homes: $42,962

Median gross rent in 2012: $563.

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  • White alone - 1,136 (82.4%)
  • Hispanic - 227 (16.5%)
  • Two or more races - 10 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.1%)

Races in Hico detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hico: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (26.1%), German (13.6%), Irish (11.6%), English (11.2%), French (3.6%), Scottish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1021 feet

Land area: 1.47 square miles.

Population density: 915 people per square mile   (low).

Hico,TX real estate house value index trend

Hico, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Hico:

  • High school or higher: 74.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hico city:

  • Never married: 32.2%
  • Now married: 39.6%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 16.7%

160 residents are foreign born

This city:  9.9%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Hico, Texas as of May 22, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Hico to the number of sex offenders is 168 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,651 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,316 (1.4%)

Hico satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waco, TX (59.5 miles , pop. 113,726).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (66.2 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (91.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Iredell, TX (3.1 miles ), Walnut Springs, TX (4.2 miles ), Cranfills Gap, TX (4.3 miles ), Stephenville, TX (4.4 miles ), Dublin, TX (4.4 miles ), Hamilton, TX (4.5 miles ), Meridian, TX (4.7 miles ), Glen Rose, TX (4.9 miles ).

Latitude: 31.98 N, Longitude: 98.03 W

Area code: 254

Hico household income distribution Hico home values distribution

Crime rates in Hico by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0001
per 100,000 0.00.00.073.1
Robberies 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Assaults 2623
per 100,000 145.9428.6148.9219.3
Burglaries 12151913
per 100,000 875.31071.41414.7950.3
Thefts 108162
per 100,000 729.4571.41191.4146.2
Auto thefts 2223
per 100,000 145.9142.9148.9219.3
Arson 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 324.1) 126.9188.5182.1185.9

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Crime rate in Hico detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.28
Texas average:

2.19
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.7%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +2 (+0.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Accommodation and food services (24%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Work and jobs in Hico: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Hico, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Hico-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 82% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/1973, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 40.6 miles away from the Hico city center .

On 4/19/1976, a category F5 tornado 54.0 miles away from the city center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hico-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 175.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 337.2 miles away from Hico center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 297.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 206.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 194.6 miles away from Hico center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 194.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hamilton County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hico topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Hico:

  • HICO HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, HIGHWAY 281 SOUTH PO BOX 340)
  • HICO CARE CENTER (712 RAILROAD AVE)
  • VILLAGE NURSING HOME (712 RAILROAD STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Hico:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hico:

  • Tarleton State University (about 20 miles; Stephenville, TX; Full-time enrollment: 8,882)
  • Weatherford College (about 55 miles; Weatherford, TX; FT enrollment: 4,080)
  • Hill College (about 56 miles; Hillsboro, TX; FT enrollment: 2,968)
  • McLennan Community College (about 58 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 6,673)
  • Texas State Technical College-Waco (about 61 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 4,210)
  • Central Texas College (about 62 miles; Killeen, TX; FT enrollment: 15,911)
  • Baylor University (about 62 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 14,800)

Public high school in Hico:

  • Hico High School (Students: 224; Location: 901 CEDAR; Grades: 9-12; Our rating: 59)

Public elementary/middle schools in Hico:

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Notable locations in Hico: Hico Volunteer Fire Department (A), Hamilton Emergency Medical Service Station 2 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Grubbs Branch (A), Jacks Hollow Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Billy the Kid Museum (105 North Pecan Street).

Court: City of Hico Municipal Court (118 West 1st Street).

Hamilton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.0%
(19.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 26.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.9%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.4%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
34 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
19 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
21 people in nursing homes in 2000

Hico, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Hico compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Hico (2011 data):

  • First Community Bank, National Association: Hico Branch at 300 E. Second St., branch established on 1955/08/15. Info updated 2009/03/24: Bank assets: $634.7 mil, Deposits: $559.1 mil, headquarters in Sugar Land, TX, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 33 total offices, Holding Company: Jll/Fch Holdings I, Llc
  • The First National Bank of Hico: The First National Bank Of Hico at 135 North Pecan, branch established on 1890/07/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $39.7 mil, Deposits: $35.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: First National Bancshares Of Hico, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Hico travel time to work - commute Hico mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (54%)
  • Electricity (37%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Hico city (based on Hamilton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.30%
Here: 67.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchChurches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents52.0%18.7%10.9%9.4%4.1%
Congregations37.1%11.4%5.7%14.3%5.7%
NameCatholic ChurchPentecostal Church of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.8%1.1%0.9%0.6%0.6%
Congregations2.9%2.9%2.9%2.9%14.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Hamilton County:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Hamilton County:

7.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

7.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.9%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Hamilton County:

26.0%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

19.5%
State:

15.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$11,063$44,2520$0
Streets and Highways 1$1,866$22,3920$0
Sewerage 1$2,480$29,7600$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,006$24,0720$0
Water Supply 2$5,398$32,3880$0
Totals for Government 8$22,813$34,2200$0

8.16% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,681 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.16%
Texas average:

7.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Erath County, TX  0.81% ($20,565 average AGI)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.56% ($36,938)
from Coryell County, TX  0.53% ($33,933)


9.05% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,754 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.05%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Erath County, TX  1.60% ($21,000 average AGI)
to Coryell County, TX  0.59% ($29,176)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.56% ($24,813)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hico:

  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KBBW (1010 AM; 10 kW; WACO-MARLIN, TX; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING OF TEXAS)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHVN (970 AM; 10 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRZX (1660 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hico:

  • KTFW-FM (92.1 FM; GLEN ROSE, TX; Owner: M&M BROADCASTERS, LTD.)
  • KFWR (95.9 FM; MINERAL WELLS, TX; Owner: LKCM RADIO GROUP, LP)
  • KDXX (107.1 FM; BENBROOK, TX; Owner: KCYT-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KWOW (104.1 FM; CLIFTON, TX; Owner: M&M BROADCASTERS, LTD.)
  • KCUB-FM (98.3 FM; STEPHENVILLE, TX; Owner: REESE BROADCASTING L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Hico:

  • KFWD (Channel 52; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: HIC BROADCAST, INC.)
  • K61CV (Channel 61; MULLIN, TX; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K65BC (Channel 65; MULLIN, TX; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Hico fatal accident list:

Feb 19, 2006 12:34 AM, Us-281, Lat: 31.97813, Lon: -98.03495, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1
Aug 17, 2001 02:30 PM, Sr-6, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Pedestrians: 2, Fatalities: 1
Mar 17, 1976 06:40 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Hico)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Call Sign: WPXC661
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.500 MHz, 456.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/05/2003, Expiration Date: 03/05/2013, Cancellation Date: 05/11/2013, Certifier: Brett Johnson
    Registrant: Wear Radio Service, Inc., 1902 North 3rd Street, Temple, TX 76501, Phone: (254) 773-6992, Fax: (254) 770-0777
  • Lat: 31.986861 Lon: -98.033472, Call Sign: WQJQ879
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.225 MHz, 466.225 MHz, 461.350 MHz, 466.350 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/28/2008, Expiration Date: 11/28/2018, Certifier: Neil Wade
    Registrant: Bearcom Wireless Worldwide, Dallas, TX 75355-9001, Phone: (214) 765-7136, Fax: (214) 355-1714, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • Corner Railroad & 281 (Lat: 31.980972 Lon: -98.033083), Structure height: 4.3 m, Overall height: 10.4 m, Call Sign: WPJE407
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.793 MHz, 928.793 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/19/2001, Expiration Date: 04/16/2011, Cancellation Date: 06/18/2011
    Registrant: Phone: (512) 908-4300
  • HIGH SCHOOL, Cherry Street (Lat: 31.991444 Lon: -98.022500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 13 m, Overall height: 14.5 m, Call Sign: WPQX632
    Assigned Frequencies: 22375.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/09/2000, Expiration Date: 11/09/2010, Cancellation Date: 01/15/2011, Certifier: Neil Wade
    Registrant: Hico Isd, 614 Kirk Street, Hico, TX 76457, Phone: (254) 796-2183, Fax: (254) 796-4214, Email:
  • ELEM SCHOOL, 614 Kirk Street (Lat: 31.986556 Lon: -98.033944), Type: Bant, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 13.6 m, Call Sign: WPQX633
    Assigned Frequencies: 23575.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/09/2000, Expiration Date: 11/09/2010, Cancellation Date: 01/15/2011, Certifier: Neil Wade
    Registrant: Hico Isd, 614 Kirk Street, Hico, TX 76457, Phone: (254) 796-2183, Fax: (254) 796-4214, Email:
  • WA03007A, Intersection Of Road 1602 & County Rd. 209 (Hico Site) (Lat: 31.971778 Lon: -98.032111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 99 m, Call Sign: WQOY365, Licensee ID: L00127664
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/02/2012, Expiration Date: 03/02/2022, Certifier: Dan Menser
    Registrant: T-Mobile License LLC, 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-4000, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Hico)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Hico)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
  • Hazardous Condition: 3
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Hico

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Hico, TX
Most common first names in Hico, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William4680.9 years
James3975.1 years
Mary3380.8 years
Robert2472.2 years
John2279.0 years
George1776.4 years
Charles1578.9 years
Ruth1482.0 years
Willie1480.0 years
Ruby1383.3 years
Most common last names in Hico, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1684.6 years
Patterson1579.0 years
Smith1574.7 years
Harris1566.6 years
Jones1480.1 years
Phillips1380.8 years
Roberson1377.2 years
Mayfield1278.4 years
Howerton1276.5 years
Lackey1083.1 years
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