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Hockley County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2016: 24,162 (60% urban, 40% rural); it was 22,716 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,948
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,827
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,949
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,467 (it was 2,045 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

36%

Land area: 908 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 27 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Hockley County: 78.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.3%), Educational, health and social services (20.5%), Retail trade (13.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (11.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 25%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Hockley County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (47.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (47.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:

33.3 years
Texas median age:

34.5 years
Males: 11,913  (49.3%)
Females: 12,249  (50.7%)
Average household size:
Hockley County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $52,021 ($31,085 in 1999)

This county:

$52,021
Texas:

$56,565

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $548 (lower quartile is $367, upper quartile is $750)
This county:

$548
State:

$809


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $91,445 (it was $47,100 in 2000)
Hockley:

$91,445
Texas:

$161,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $51,808 - $168,640
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,090
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $379

Institutionalized population: 143

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 18
  • Burglaries: 48
  • Thefts: 38
  • Auto thefts: 12

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 11
  • Burglaries: 23
  • Thefts: 42
  • Auto thefts: 4
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 23 buildings, average cost: $148,700
  • 2008: 29 buildings, average cost: $143,000
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $176,200
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $153,800
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $165,600
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $240,600
  • 2013: 9 buildings, average cost: $173,300
  • 2014: 15 buildings, average cost: $247,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Hockley, TX residents
Average permit cost in Hockley, TX
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,784 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $928 (1.2%)

Hockley County household income distribution in 2013 Hockley County home values distribution in 2013 Hockley County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 14.7%
Hockley County:

14.7%
Texas:

15.6%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.4% for Black residents, 16.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.1% for American Indian residents, 85.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.0% for other race residents, 15.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 33.3 years old
(Males: 32.1 years old, Females: 34.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.7 years old, Black residents: 25.8 years old, American Indian residents: 28.9 years old, Asian residents: 40.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.5 years old, Other race residents: 31.9 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hockley County is $401 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $672 a month.

Cities in this county include: Levelland, Sundown, Anton, Ropesville, Smyer, Opdyke West.

Hockley County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Choctaw County, Oklahoma , Yuma County, Arizona , Lincoln County, New Mexico , Douglas County, Georgia , Red River County , Yoakum County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.0%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 1,511
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,831 (27.9% naturalized citizens)

Hockley County:

7.6%
Whole state:

17.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1322010 or later
  • 5382000 to 2009
  • 3711990 to 1999
  • 3921980 to 1989
  • 2141970 to 1979
  • 161Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 66.9%

Hockley County marital status for males Hockley County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,732
  • One, attached: 73
  • Two: 277
  • 3 or 4: 188
  • 5 to 9: 168
  • 10 to 19: 244
  • 20 to 49: 179
  • 50 or more: 18
  • Mobile homes: 1,620
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 27

Housing units in Hockley County with a mortgage: 2,486 (13 second mortgage, 43 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,088

Here:

40.0% with mortgage
State:

57.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hockley County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,36641
Catholic3,8825
Mainline Protestant1,0046
Black Protestant1902
Other-1
None5,493-
Hockley County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Hockley County:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Hockley County:

4.96 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 10
This county:

4.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Hockley County:

8.9%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Hockley County:

26.5%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.6%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Hockley County:

Average size of farms: 641 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $117,623
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $111,823
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 58.80%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 47.87%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $132,126
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 83.57%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.76
All wheat for grain: 6800 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 221843 harvested acres
Vegetables: 822 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 194 acres

Tornado activity:

Hockley County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 22494927.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/30/1954, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hockley County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 15% 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 101.1 miles away from Hockley County 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 238.6 miles away from the county 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 98.7 miles away from the county center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 265.4 miles away from the county center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 147.5 miles away from Hockley County center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 220.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Texas Severe Winter Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 26, 2016 to January 21, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4255: February 09, 2016, FEMA Id: 4255, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 01, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3284: March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 3284, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1606: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3261: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3216: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Extreme Fire Hazards, Incident Period: August 01, 1999 to December 10, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3142: September 01, 1999, FEMA Id: 3142, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Tornadoes, Windstorms, Flooding, Incident Period: May 13, 1970, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-286: May 13, 1970, FEMA Id: 286, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind

The number of natural disasters in Hockley County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Construction and extraction occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (87%)
  • El Salvador (3%)
  • Honduras (1%)
  • Korea (1%)
  • Philippines (1%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (1%)
  • Jamaica (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Hockley County


  • American (17%)
  • German (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • African (1%)
  • European (1%)

Hockley County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,014 (76.1%)
  • Carpooled: 1,757 (16.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 5 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 98 (0.9%)
  • Walked: 265 (2.5%)
  • Worked at home: 342 (3.2%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Hockley County, Texas in 2000:

  • 350 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 164 people in nursing homes
  • 50 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 41 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Hockley County, Texas in 2010:

  • 476 people in college/university student housing
  • 84 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 54 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 20 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $51,469.

7.23% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,576 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.23%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.96% relocated from other counties in Texas ($27,987 average AGI)
1.26% relocated from other states ($5,591 average AGI)
Hockley County:

1.26%
Texas average:

2.49%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lubbock County, TX  2.42% ($31,363 average AGI)
from Cochran County, TX  0.36% ($32,741)
from Lamb County, TX  0.29% ($25,045)
from Midland County, TX  0.25% ($34,632)
from Terry County, TX  0.24% ($28,889)
from Ector County, TX  0.15% ($35,273)


8.37% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,716 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.37%
Texas average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.24% relocated to other counties in Texas ($29,353 average AGI)
1.13% relocated to other states ($4,361 average AGI)
Hockley County:

1.13%
Texas average:

2.01%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lubbock County, TX  3.63% ($30,174 average AGI)
to Lamb County, TX  0.29% ($28,045)
to Cochran County, TX  0.25% ($27,789)
to Midland County, TX  0.20% ($54,067)
to Terry County, TX  0.17% ($34,077)
to Hale County, TX  0.14% ($32,273)
to Dallas County, TX  0.13% ($34,300)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.5

Births per 1000 population in Hockley County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Hockley County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Hockley County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 23.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Hockley County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Hockley County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hockley County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hockley County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hockley County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Hockley County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,279 (2,768 aged, 511 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,082 (18%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Hockley County, Texas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (284)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (194)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (158)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (157)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (140)
  • Congestive heart failure (110)
  • Unspecified dementia (105)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (79)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (33)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (25)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.39
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,142
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 97
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 32,865

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,461
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 948
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 17
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 75

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 24,162
  • In family households: 20,751 (2,968 male householders, 3,056 female householders)
    4,410 spouses, 7,509 children (6,718 natural, 369 adopted, 430 stepchildren), 1,050 grandchildren, 395 brothers or sisters, 213 parents, 496 other relatives, 643 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,679 (1,165 male householders (1,000 living alone)), 1,131 female householders (1,053 living alone)), 376 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 724

Size of family households: 2,345 2-persons, 1,331 3-persons, 1,199 4-persons, 785 5-persons, 203 6-persons, 151 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,052 1-person, 154 2-persons, 85 3-persons.

3,881 married couples with children.
1,359 single-parent households (337 men, 1,022 women).

68.4% of residents of Hockley speak English at home.
30.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 29% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (75% speak English very well, 25% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $153,007,000 ($6,716 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,359,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $43,589,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $40,909,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $30,719,000
Federal grants: $34,274,000
Federal procurement contracts: $650,000 ($4,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,868,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,198,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $12,039,000
Federal Government insurance: $41,921,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,808
Here:

79 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,079
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +146
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -756
Here -33 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Hockley County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.94 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.1

Year house built in Hockley County, Texas
  • Year house built in Hockley County, Texas
  • 02014 or later
  • 2072010 to 2013
  • 7942000 to 2009
  • 9691990 to 1999
  • 1,5061980 to 1989
  • 1,9241970 to 1979
  • 1,5891960 to 1969
  • 1,2741950 to 1959
  • 6081940 to 1949
  • 4351939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hockley County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Hockley County, Texas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Hockley County, Texas
  • 561 room
  • 202 rooms
  • 903 rooms
  • 5994 rooms
  • 1,6275 rooms
  • 1,4276 rooms
  • 8317 rooms
  • 4718 rooms
  • 3989+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hockley County, Texas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hockley County, Texas
  • 581 room
  • 1162 rooms
  • 2813 rooms
  • 9454 rooms
  • 8165 rooms
  • 2466 rooms
  • 1827 rooms
  • 468 rooms
  • 639+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hockley County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Hockley County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Hockley County, Texas
  • 52no bedroom
  • 851 bedroom
  • 8202 bedrooms
  • 3,5783 bedrooms
  • 7684 bedrooms
  • 1905+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hockley County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hockley County, Texas
  • 57no bedroom
  • 3821 bedroom
  • 1,1082 bedrooms
  • 1,0603 bedrooms
  • 1054 bedrooms
  • 525+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Hockley County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Hockley County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Hockley County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 75no vehicle
  • 1,2231 vehicle
  • 2,5292 vehicles
  • 1,1153 vehicles
  • 4544 vehicles
  • 1615+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Hockley County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Hockley County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 288no vehicle
  • 1,4201 vehicle
  • 7572 vehicles
  • 2293 vehicles
  • 544 vehicles
  • 175+ vehicles

80.2% of Hockley County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 90% lived in Texas.

Hockley County:

80.2%
State average:

84.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 18,867
  • Other state: 3,172
  • Northeast: 147
  • Midwest: 549
  • South: 829
  • West: 1,679
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hockley County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 52.9%Utility gas
  • 37.3%Electricity
  • 8.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Wood
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 48.5%Electricity
  • 43.0%Utility gas
  • 6.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 50
Here:

1.7%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 109
Here:

7.7%
Texas:

6.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 135
Here:

7.3%
Texas:

15.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Hockley County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,482,000
    Regular Highways: $1,523,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $899,000
    Police Protection: $550,000
    Correctional Institutions: $525,000
    Financial Administration: $472,000
    Hospitals: $400,000
    General Public Buildings: $340,000
    Central Staff Services: $330,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $147,000
    Health - Other: $112,000
    Local Fire Protection: $108,000
    Libraries: $107,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $103,000
    Corrections - Other: $78,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $45,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $25,000
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000
    Air Transportation: $19,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,386,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $378,000
    Financial Administration: $128,000
    Police Protection: $75,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000
    Health - Other: $11,000
    Local Fire Protection: $7,000
    General - Other: $4,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,351,000

Hockley County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $640,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $34,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $192,000
    All Other: $95,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,345,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $413,000
    Sale of Property: $381,000
    Royalties: $235,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $222,000
    Rents: $7,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $130,000
    Highways: $36,000
    Education: $6,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,751,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $433,000

Hockley County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $109,031,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $106,795,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,236,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $630,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $630,000

Hockley County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,835,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $106,795,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 538
  • Number of aged recipients: 83
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 455
  • Number of recipients under 18: 92
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 303
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 143
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 218
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 195
Hockley County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Hockley County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Hockley County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James13272.6 years
William11476.0 years
Mary11079.0 years
John9975.5 years
Robert8673.4 years
George4773.5 years
Thomas4672.6 years
Ruby4581.5 years
Charles4472.2 years
Willie4276.5 years
Most common last names in Hockley County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5575.6 years
Johnson5174.9 years
Williams4874.9 years
Brown4176.2 years
Jones3574.0 years
Wright3475.8 years
Taylor2973.1 years
Martin2975.9 years
Roberts2871.9 years
Jackson2678.7 years
Businesses in Hockley County, TX
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Nike1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
CVS1Rue211
Chevrolet1SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen1Sprint Nextel1
Domino's Pizza1Subway2
FedEx2Taco Bell1
GameStop1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1UPS2
KFC1Verizon Wireless2
Long John Silver's1Walmart1