Hitchcock is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Texas. With a population of 7,621 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Hitchcock is the 281st largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hitchcock is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hitchcock is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Hitchcock who work in office and administrative support (16.33%), sales jobs (9.75%), and maintenance occupations (7.92%).
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!) Hitchcock 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. Hitchcock has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Hitchcock than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Hitchcock may be for you.
Hitchcock is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
In Hitchcock, just 9.46% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Hitchcock in 2010 was $21,366, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $85,464 for a family of four. However, Hitchcock contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Hitchcock is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hitchcock home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hitchcock residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Hitchcock also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.76% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hitchcock include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Hitchcock is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.