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Hockley County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2019: 23,663 (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: 26 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Hockley County: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (23.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (16.6%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Hockley County, TX (2019)
    • 11,42748.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 10,89046.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7633.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2220.9%Two or more races
    • 1270.5%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 860.4%Asian alone
    • 540.2%Some other race alone
    • 200.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

34.3 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years
Males: 11,789  (49.8%)
Females: 11,874  (50.2%)
Average household size:
Hockley County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $49,932 ($31,085 in 1999)
This county:

$49,932
Texas:

$64,034

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $552 (lower quartile is $387, upper quartile is $756)
This county:

$552
State:

$929


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $108,739 (it was $47,100 in 2000)
Hockley:

$108,739
Texas:

$200,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $58,226 - $180,963
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,230
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $427

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
Hockley County, TX map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 1998: 18 buildings, average cost: $111,700
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $97,900
  • 2000: 16 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 2001: 20 buildings, average cost: $50,500
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $67,900
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $140,200
  • 2005: 20 buildings, average cost: $156,600
  • 2006: 33 buildings, average cost: $89,100
  • 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
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2016: 8 buildings, average cost: $210,900
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $246,300
  • 2018: 17 buildings, average cost: $129,800
  • 2019: 9 buildings, average cost: $204,700
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 2019: $2,095 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,441 (1.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Hockley, TX in 2019
Distribution of house value in Hockley, TX in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Hockley, TX in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.2%
Hockley County:

15.2%
Texas:

13.6%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.2% for Black residents, 18.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.1% for American Indian residents, 25.8% for other race residents, 41.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 34.3 years old
(Males: 33.0 years old, Females: 36.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.4 years old, Black residents: 34.3 years old, American Indian residents: 45.2 years old, Asian residents: 23.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.2 years old, Other race residents: 25.8 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 November 2020:
Here:

8.8%
Texas:

8.0%

Unemployment by year in Hockley, TX
County total employment by year in Hockley, TX
County average yearly wages by year in Hockley, TX

Current college students: 1,511
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 76.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,995 (37.6% naturalized citizens)

Hockley County:

8.4%
Whole state:

17.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3642010 or later
  • 3892000 to 2009
  • 4141990 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: 6,946
  • One, attached: 55
  • Two: 363
  • 3 or 4: 86
  • 5 to 9: 161
  • 10 to 19: 188
  • 20 to 49: 58
  • 50 or more: 66
  • Mobile homes: 1,619
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 36

Housing units in Hockley County with a mortgage: 2,299 (9 second mortgage, 25 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,557

Here:

40.0% with mortgage
State:

56.1% 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 430% greater 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 3/26/2020 at 15:16:27, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 5.9 mi) earthquake occurred 164.0 miles away from the county center
On 8/23/2011 at 05:46:18, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 272.0 miles away from Hockley County center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 345.1 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 Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4485, Natural disaster type: Other
  • 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 (8) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Hockley

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,149 (79.0%)
  • Carpooled: 1,411 (15.6%)
  • Bus: 17 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 39 (0.4%)
  • Bicycle: 11 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 154 (1.7%)
  • Worked at home: 270 (3.0%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (85%)
  • Honduras (2%)
  • El Salvador (1%)
  • Other Central America (1%)
  • Nigeria (1%)
  • Philippines (1%)
  • India (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Hockley County


  • American (22%)
  • German (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • African (1%)
  • European (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

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 intellectually disabled
  • 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 $58,778.

6.43% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,998 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.43%
Texas average:

7.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.73% relocated from other counties in Texas ($34,824 average AGI)
0.70% relocated from other states ($2,176 average AGI)
Hockley County:

0.70%
Texas average:

2.52%

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  2.60% ($39,889 average AGI)


7.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,689 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.67%
Texas average:

7.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.71% relocated to other counties in Texas ($36,017 average AGI)
0.96% relocated to other states ($5,672 average AGI)
Hockley County:

0.96%
Texas average:

2.32%

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  3.23% ($40,526 average AGI)
to Lamb County, TX  0.29% ($40,955)

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 2019: 9.0

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 2018: 22.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 12.4%
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 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (296)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (190)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (143)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (123)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (79)
  • Unspecified dementia (61)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (54)
  • Congestive heart failure (33)

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: 23,663
  • Male householders: 4,171 (1,067 living alone), Female householders: 4,067 (1,147 living alone)
  • 4,425 spouses (4,353 opposite-sex spouses), 376 unmarried partners, (359 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 7,081 children (6,338 natural, 250 adopted, 501 stepchildren), 1,173 grandchildren, 253 brothers or sisters, 347 parents, 46 foster children, 422 other relatives, 553 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 754

Size of family households: 2,302 2-persons, 1,252 3-persons, 1,035 4-persons, 715 5-persons, 239 6-persons, 216 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,214 1-person, 216 2-persons, 36 3-persons, 7 5-persons.

3,537 married couples with children.
1,285 single-parent households (406 men, 879 women).

68.5% of residents of Hockley speak English at home.
30.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (73% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (85% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (92% speak English very well, 8% 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:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.1

Year house built in Hockley County, Texas
  • Year house built in Hockley County, Texas
  • 2022014 or later
  • 1802010 to 2013
  • 8462000 to 2009
  • 1,0341990 to 1999
  • 1,6751980 to 1989
  • 1,6411970 to 1979
  • 1,7581960 to 1969
  • 1,2991950 to 1959
  • 4221940 to 1949
  • 4061939 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
  • 201 room
  • 362 rooms
  • 833 rooms
  • 8314 rooms
  • 1,7005 rooms
  • 1,3416 rooms
  • 7767 rooms
  • 6268 rooms
  • 3889+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hockley County, Texas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hockley County, Texas
  • 221 room
  • 1672 rooms
  • 1833 rooms
  • 9884 rooms
  • 5605 rooms
  • 2306 rooms
  • 1327 rooms
  • 718 rooms
  • 419+ 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
  • 21no bedroom
  • 991 bedroom
  • 1,0402 bedrooms
  • 3,5363 bedrooms
  • 9224 bedrooms
  • 1555+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hockley County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hockley County, Texas
  • 22no bedroom
  • 3321 bedroom
  • 1,0592 bedrooms
  • 8833 bedrooms
  • 974 bedrooms
  • 95+ 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
  • 212no vehicle
  • 1,4321 vehicle
  • 2,2712 vehicles
  • 1,2433 vehicles
  • 5034 vehicles
  • 1445+ 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
  • 239no vehicle
  • 1,3711 vehicle
  • 5522 vehicles
  • 2233 vehicles
  • 284 vehicles
  • 125+ vehicles

83.2% of Hockley County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 88% lived in Texas.

Hockley County:

83.2%
State average:

84.4%

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

  • This state: 17,824
  • Other state: 3,654
  • Northeast: 95
  • Midwest: 518
  • South: 973
  • West: 2,114
Year householders moved into unit in Hockley County, TX
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hockley County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 54.0%Utility gas
  • 37.6%Electricity
  • 7.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 48.6%Electricity
  • 45.6%Utility gas
  • 5.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 70
Here:

2.5%
Texas:

7.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 54
Here:

3.8%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 149
Here:

10.6%
Texas:

14.3%

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 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,593,000
    Parks and Recreation: $281,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $809,000
    General - Other: $708,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,854,000
    Regular Highways: $2,627,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,562,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,262,000
    Financial Administration: $1,132,000
    Police Protection: $1,038,000
    Hospitals: $801,000
    Central Staff Services: $601,000
    Parks and Recreation: $564,000
    General Public Buildings: $483,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $415,000
    Libraries: $215,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $203,000
    Local Fire Protection: $146,000
    Corrections - Other: $134,000
    Health - Other: $108,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $103,000
    Solid Waste Management: $33,000
    Air Transportation: $17,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $454,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,770,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,465,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,305,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $911,000
    Royalties: $457,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $211,000
    Sale of Property: $154,000
    Interest Earnings: $56,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,081,000
    General - Other: $244,000
    Parks and Recreation: $243,000
    Central Staff Services: $18,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,680,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $914,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $64,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,348,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $635,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,458,000

Hockley County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,593,000
    Parks and Recreation: $281,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $809,000
    General - Other: $708,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,854,000
    Regular Highways: $2,627,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,562,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,262,000
    Financial Administration: $1,132,000
    Police Protection: $1,038,000
    Hospitals: $801,000
    Central Staff Services: $601,000
    Parks and Recreation: $564,000
    General Public Buildings: $483,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $415,000
    Libraries: $215,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $203,000
    Local Fire Protection: $146,000
    Corrections - Other: $134,000
    Health - Other: $108,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $103,000
    Solid Waste Management: $33,000
    Air Transportation: $17,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $454,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,770,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,465,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,305,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $911,000
    Royalties: $457,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $211,000
    Sale of Property: $154,000
    Interest Earnings: $56,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,081,000
    General - Other: $244,000
    Parks and Recreation: $243,000
    Central Staff Services: $18,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,680,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $914,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $64,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,348,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $635,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,458,000

Hockley County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,593,000
    Parks and Recreation: $281,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $809,000
    General - Other: $708,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,854,000
    Regular Highways: $2,627,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,562,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,262,000
    Financial Administration: $1,132,000
    Police Protection: $1,038,000
    Hospitals: $801,000
    Central Staff Services: $601,000
    Parks and Recreation: $564,000
    General Public Buildings: $483,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $415,000
    Libraries: $215,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $203,000
    Local Fire Protection: $146,000
    Corrections - Other: $134,000
    Health - Other: $108,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $103,000
    Solid Waste Management: $33,000
    Air Transportation: $17,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $454,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,770,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,465,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,305,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $911,000
    Royalties: $457,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $211,000
    Sale of Property: $154,000
    Interest Earnings: $56,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,081,000
    General - Other: $244,000
    Parks and Recreation: $243,000
    Central Staff Services: $18,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,680,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $914,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $64,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,348,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $635,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,458,000

Hockley County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,593,000
    Parks and Recreation: $281,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $809,000
    General - Other: $708,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,854,000
    Regular Highways: $2,627,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,562,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,262,000
    Financial Administration: $1,132,000
    Police Protection: $1,038,000
    Hospitals: $801,000
    Central Staff Services: $601,000
    Parks and Recreation: $564,000
    General Public Buildings: $483,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $415,000
    Libraries: $215,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $203,000
    Local Fire Protection: $146,000
    Corrections - Other: $134,000
    Health - Other: $108,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $103,000
    Solid Waste Management: $33,000
    Air Transportation: $17,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $454,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,770,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,465,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,305,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $911,000
    Royalties: $457,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $211,000
    Sale of Property: $154,000
    Interest Earnings: $56,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,081,000
    General - Other: $244,000
    Parks and Recreation: $243,000
    Central Staff Services: $18,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,680,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $914,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $64,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,348,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $635,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,458,000

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
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