Hockley County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2016:23,275More data
Estimate 2015:23,461 
Estimate 2014:23,565 
Estimate 2013:23,477 
Estimate 2012:23,108 
Estimate 2011:22,979 
Census 2010:22,935More data
Census 2000:22,716More data
Population of the County Seat (Levelland)
Census 2010:13,542 
Census 2000:12,866 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Anton city:1,115More data
Levelland city:13,844More data
Opdyke West town:174More data
Ropesville city:435More data
Smyer town:475More data
Sundown city:1,413More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:908.4More data
Water Area:0.2More data
Total Area:908.6More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:25.25More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:60.15More data
Percent Rural:39.85More data
Ethnicity - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:47.1%More data
Race - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:92.4%More data
Percent African American Alone:4.2%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.4%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.5%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.4%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:47.4%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:3.7%More data
Age - 2016 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:26.2%More data
65 and Older:14.1%More data
85 and Older:1.5%More data
Median Age:33.7More data
Per Capita Income - 2016 (BEA):$41,958More data
Total Personal Income - 2016 (BEA):$976,573,000More data
Median Household Income - 2016 (Census Bureau):$46,856More data
Poverty - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:17.1%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:24.6%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:78.2% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:14.7% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$44,511More data
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$47,548 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$51,587 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$47,756 
Average Annual Pay - 2012:$46,248 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2016:4.7More data
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:3.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:5.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2012:5.3 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2016
Total County Tax Rate:     «Historic Tax Rate» «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.564090More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$2,535,159,725More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$2,136,090,465More data
Total Actual Levy:$12,049,473More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2016:$N/AMore data
CY 2015:$N/A 
CY 2014:$N/A 
CY 2013:$N/A 
CY 2012:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2016
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:47.695More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:32.007More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:256.773More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:336.475More data
City Streets:132.416More data
Certified County Roads:1,134.260More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,266.676More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,603.151More data
Lane Miles - 2016
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:132.182More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:102.636More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:517.910More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:752.728More data
City Streets:264.832More data
Certified County Roads:2,268.520More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,533.352More data
County Total:3,286.080More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2015»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Hockley County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Hockley County Narrative Profile»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Hockley County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Hockley County»

Special Districts in Hockley County.
School Districts in Hockley County.
History of City Tax Rates in Hockley County.

Airports in Hockley County.
Hospitals in Hockley County.
Prisons in Hockley County.