Hockley County

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Hockley County, Texas

802 Houston St Suite 213
Levelland, TX 79336
Phone: (806) 894-4404
www.co.hockley.tx.us

In southwestern TX panhandle, west of Lubbock; organized 1921 (other sources say organized Aug 21, 1876; first federal census: 1880 with no population). Name Origin: For Gen. George Washington Hockley (1802-54), Republic of Texas officer and secretary of war (1838; 1841)

Area (sq mi):: 908.55 (land 908.28; water 0.27) Population per square mile: 25.10
Population 2005: 22,787 State rank: 106 Population change: 2000-20005 0.30%; 1990-2000 -6.10% Population 2000: 22,716 (White 57.90%; Black or African American 3.70%; Hispanic or Latino 37.20%; Asian 0.10%; Other 21.70%). Foreign born: 5.20%. Median age: 33.30
Income 2000: per capita $15,022; median household $31,085; Population below poverty level: 18.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,466-$22,687
Unemployment (2004): 4.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.30% Median travel time to work: 22.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 33.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Levelland County seat (12,771)

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