Hockley, TX
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Hockley is a somewhat small town located in the state of Texas. With a population of 11,188 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hockley is the 227th largest community in Texas.

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, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Hockley who work in office and administrative support (15.69%), management occupations (9.23%), and sales jobs (6.71%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.78% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Hockley is worth considering.

One downside of living in Hockley, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 40.34 minutes every day commuting to work.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Hockley rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.78% of adults 25 and older in Hockley 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 Hockley in 2010 was $26,578, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $106,312 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 27.33% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hockley include Irish, English, French , and Italian.

Hockley also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.63%.

The most common language spoken in Hockley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Thai.

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