Hockley County, TX

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2022 Population
21,495
0.808% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35.3
2.92% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.1%
4.73% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$53,283
8.21% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$110,800
12.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
9,689
1.79% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Hockley County, TX had a population of 21.5k people with a median age of 35.3 and a median household income of $53,283. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Hockley County, TX declined from 21,670 to 21,495, a −0.808% decrease and its median household income grew from $49,241 to $53,283, a 8.21% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hockley County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (44.6%), White (Hispanic) (25.4%), Two+ (Hispanic) (16.9%), Other (Hispanic) (7.5%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.65%).

None of the households in Hockley County, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.3% of the residents in Hockley County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hockley County, TX are South Plains College (1,732 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Hockley County, TX was $110,800, and the homeownership rate was 72.8%.

Most people in Hockley County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Hockley County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Hockley County, TX is home to a population of 21.5k people, from which 94.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.04% of Hockley County, TX residents were born outside of the country (1.73k people).

In 2022, there were 1.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.58k people) in Hockley County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.45k White (Hispanic) and 3.64k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.3%
2022 Citizenship
94%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.3% of Hockley County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Hockley County, TX was 94%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hockley County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    9.58k ± 69
  2. White (Hispanic)
    5.45k ± 561
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    3.64k ± 488
50.2%
Hispanic Population
10.8k people

In 2022, there were 1.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.58k people) in Hockley County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.45k White (Hispanic) and 3.64k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

50.2% of the people in Hockley County, TX are hispanic (10.8k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Hockley County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.04%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.73k people
8.43%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.83k people

As of 2022, 8.04% of Hockley County, TX residents (1.73k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hockley County, TX was 8.43%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    279 ± 88
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    168 ± 56
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    123 ± 82

Hockley County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.66 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Hockley County, TX employs 9.69k people. The largest industries in Hockley County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,232 people), Educational Services (1,206 people), and Retail Trade (1,182 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($72,083), Wholesale Trade ($71,500), and Information ($62,059).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

9.69k
2022 Value
± 609
1.79%
1 Year growth
± 8.77%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hockley County, TX grew at a rate of 1.79%, from 9.52k employees to 9.69k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hockley County, TX, are Management Occupations (1,089 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (855 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (820 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hockley County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.69k
2022 Value
± 609
1.79%
1 Year growth
± 8.77%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hockley County, TX grew at a rate of 1.79%, from 9.52k employees to 9.69k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hockley County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,232 people), Educational Services (1,206 people), and Retail Trade (1,182 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hockley County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Hockley County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,435
Median earning men ± $3,326
$29,488
Median earning women ± $4,561

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($102,917), Wholesale Trade ($71,912), and Public Administration ($64,583).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($70,625), Construction ($66,602), and Public Administration ($45,536).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 161
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 113
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 84
    Wholesale Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Hockley County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 80.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (18.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.753%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Hockley County, TX awarded 1,732 degrees. The student population of Hockley County, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,481 male students and 5,099 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hockley County, TX are Hispanic or Latino (886 and 52%), followed by White (650 and 38.1%), Black or African American (124 and 7.27%), and Asian (25 and 1.47%).

The largest universities in Hockley County, TX by number of degrees awarded are South Plains College (1,732 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Hockley County, TX are General Studies (483 and 27.9%), General Cosmetology (107 and 6.18%), and General Business Administration & Management (90 and 5.2%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 8,580 students enrolled in Hockley County, TX, 40.6% men and 59.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 4,373 records, of which 62.8% were women and 37.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 483 degrees awarded
  2. 74 degrees awarded
  3. 63 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Hockley County, TX was General Studies with 483 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Hockley County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,732 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was South Plains College with 1,732 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 760 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hockley County, TX, which is 0.782 times less than the 972 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 886 degrees mean that there were 1.36 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 650 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,568) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,905) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,156) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hockley County, TX was $110,800 in 2022, which is 0.393 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $98,600 to $110,800, a 12.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Hockley County, TX is 72.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Hockley County, TX have an average commute time of 22.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hockley County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Hockley County, TX is $53,283. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Hockley County, TX was Census Tract 9506 with a value of $83,469, followed by Census Tract 9505 and Census Tract 9507, with respective values of $77,669 and $64,821.

In 2022, 12.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Hockley County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.35%.

Property

$110,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,750
$5,765
Median Property Taxes
±$409

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hockley County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

72.8%
Homeownership
2022
59.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.8% of the housing units in Hockley County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9506
  2. Census Tract 9505
  3. Census Tract 9507

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hockley County, TX was Census Tract 9506 with a value of $83,469, followed by Census Tract 9505 and Census Tract 9507, with respective values of $77,669 and $64,821.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Hockley County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$53,283
Median Household Income
± $4,003
7.92k
Number of Households
± 531

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.92k households in Hockley County, TX grew to $53,283 from the previous year's value of $49,241.

The following chart displays the households in Hockley County, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hockley County, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.6%)
  2. Carpooled (14.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.57%)

In 2022, 78.6% of workers in Hockley County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.9%) and those who worked at home (3.57%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

22.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hockley County, TX have a shorter commute time (22.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.26% of the workforce in Hockley County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Hockley County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hockley County, TX have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Hockley County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.35%.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hockley County, TX (3.13k out of 20.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hockley County, TX is Hispanic, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 19.5% of the children was living in poverty in Hockley County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 448 in Hockley County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 43.4 per 100,000 population.

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Health

80% of the population of Hockley County, TX has health coverage, with 41.6% on employee plans, 16.4% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 9.6% on non-group plans, and 0.865% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Hockley County, TX see 1644 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.183% increase from the previous year (1641 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2292 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1348 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,644 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hockley County, TX

Primary care physicians in Hockley County, TX see an average of 1,644 patients per year. This represents a 0.183% increase from the previous year (1,641 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hockley County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.4% under 18 years, 21.7% between 18 and 34 years, 35.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

20%
Uninsured
41.6%
Employer Coverage
16.4%
Medicaid
11.5%
Medicare
9.6%
Non-Group
0.865%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hockley County, TX grew by 4.79% from 19.1% to 20%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 63.1 in Hockley County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 38.9% in Hockley County, TX.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 22.1% in Hockley County, TX.

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