Hemphill is a very small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 1,218 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hemphill is the 763rd largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hemphill is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hemphill is a city of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hemphill who work in office and administrative support (26.04%), sales jobs (17.20%), and healthcare (6.39%).
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Hemphill has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Hemphill has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Hemphill than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Hemphill may be for you.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Hemphill spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.66 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Hemphill is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Hemphill has a very low overall level of education: only 7.10% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Hemphill in 2010 was $14,377, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $57,508 for a family of four. However, Hemphill contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Hemphill also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.42% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Hemphill is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hemphill home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hemphill residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Hemphill also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.64% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hemphill include Irish, German, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Hemphill is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.