Hockley is a somewhat small town located in the state of Texas. With a population of 12,303 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hockley is the 227th largest community in Texas. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Hockley, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Hockley, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Hockley’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Hockley does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $77,922.00.
Hockley real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Hockley house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some towns, Hockley isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Hockley are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hockley is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hockley who work in sales jobs (11.29%), office and administrative support (11.18%), and management occupations (10.36%).
Also of interest is that Hockley has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.32% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
It is a fairly quiet town 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!) Hockley 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. Hockley has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Hockley than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Hockley may be for you.
In Hockley, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.50 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The percentage of adults in Hockley who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.01% of the adults in Hockley have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Hockley in 2018 was $30,703, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $122,812 for a family of four. However, Hockley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Hockley is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Hockley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hockley residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Hockley also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 30.43% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hockley include German, Irish, English, French, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Hockley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.