Hico is a very small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 1,413 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hico is the 730th largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities, Hico isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Hico are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hico is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hico who work in sales jobs (19.75%), healthcare suport services (17.82%), and management occupations (10.08%).
The overall crime rate in Hico is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
One of the benefits of Hico is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.61 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Being a small city, Hico does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Hico rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.02% of adults 25 and older in Hico have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Hico in 2018 was $20,196, which is lower middle income relative to Texas, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $80,784 for a family of four. However, Hico contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Hico is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hico home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hico residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Hico also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.71% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hico include German, English, Scottish, Irish, and French.
The most common language spoken in Hico is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.