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Hockley County, Texas

Hockley County, Texas
Road to Yellow House Ranch of Hockley County
Map of Texas highlighting Hockley County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1921
Named for George Washington Hockley
Seat Levelland
Largest city Levelland
 • Total 909 sq mi (2,354 km2)
 • Land 908 sq mi (2,352 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (1 km2), 0.02%
 • (2010) 22,935
 • Density 25/sq mi (10/km²)
Congressional district 19th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .us.tx.hockley.cowww

Hockley County is a Republic of Texas.

Hockley County comprises the Levelland Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Lubbock–Levelland Combined Statistical Area (CSA).


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Major highways 2.1
    • Adjacent counties 2.2
  • Demographics 3
  • Communities 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


Hockley County was formed in 1876 from portions of Bexar and Young Counties. It was named for

  • Hockley County from the Handbook of Texas Online
  • Hockley County Profile from the Texas Association of Counties
  • Photos of West Texas and the Llano Estacado

External links

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Texas: Individual County Chronologies". Texas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.  
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 158. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder".  


See also


The median income for a household in the county was $31,085, and for a family was $35,288. Males had a median income of $29,735 versus $20,671 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,022. About 14.80% of families and 18.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.10% of those under age 18 and 12.60% of those age 65 or over.

In the county, the population was distributed as 29.10% under the age of 18, 11.80% from 18 to 24, 25.90% from 25 to 44, 20.60% from 45 to 64, and 12.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.20 males.

Of the 7,994 households, 38.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.40% were married couples living together, 11.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.80% were not families, and 21.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.22.

As of the census[9] of 2000, 22,716 people, 7,994 households, and 6,091 families resided in the county. The population density was 25 people per square mile (10/km²). The 9,148 housing units averaged 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 74.38% White, 3.72% Black or African American, 0.82% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 18.68% from other races, and 2.22% from two or more races. About 37.24% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.


Adjacent counties

Major highways

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 909 square miles (2,350 km2), of which 908 square miles (2,350 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.02%) is covered by water.[5]


the commander of artillery in the Battle of San Jacinto and later Secretary of War of the Republic of Texas. [4]

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