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 $79,158.00.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hockley is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (12.31%), office and administrative support (11.24%), and management occupations (9.53%).
A relatively large number of people in Hockley telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.26% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Hockley, the average commute to work is 37.04 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The education level of Hockley citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.96% of adults 25 and older in Hockley have a college degree.
The per capita income in Hockley in 2018 was $31,983, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $127,932 for a family of four. However, Hockley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Hockley is a very 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 28.07% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hockley include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Hockley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.