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, construction workers and builders, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hockley who work in office and administrative support (13.43%), sales jobs (9.75%), and management occupations (9.49%).

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Hockley has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Hockley a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One downside of living in Hockley, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 40.27 minutes every day commuting to work.

The percentage of adults in Hockley with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.01% of adults in Hockley have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hockley in 2010 was $26,143, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $104,572 for a family of four. However, Hockley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 27.14% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hockley include Irish, English, French , and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Hockley's cultural character, accounting for 15.83% of the town’s population.

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

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