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 2019:23,021More data
Estimate 2018:22,971 
Estimate 2017:22,977 
Estimate 2016:23,043 
Estimate 2015:23,310 
Estimate 2014:23,463 
Estimate 2013:23,408 
Estimate 2012:23,074 
Estimate 2011:22,931 
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:1,095More data
Levelland city:13,502More data
Opdyke West town:194More data
Ropesville city:427More data
Smyer town:478More data
Sundown city:1,425More 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 - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:48.6%More data
Race - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:92.8%More data
Percent African American Alone:4.0%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.3%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.5%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.3%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:46.3%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:3.4%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:25.7%More data
65 and Older:14.7%More data
85 and Older:1.7%More data
Median Age:34.3More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$38,975More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$895,641,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$46,764More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:19.5%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:28.1%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:76.0% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:14.0% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$53,790More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$48,257 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$44,511 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$47,548 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$51,587 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.0More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:4.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.1 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.533610More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$2,905,611,158More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$2,477,372,791More data
Total Actual Levy:$13,219,509More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$N/AMore data
CY 2018:$N/A 
CY 2017:$N/A 
CY 2016:$N/A 
CY 2015:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:47.707More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:31.991More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:256.576More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:336.274More data
City Streets:132.405More data
Certified County Roads:1,134.189More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,266.594More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,602.868More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:131.736More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:101.706More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:517.884More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:751.326More data
City Streets:264.810More data
Certified County Roads:2,268.378More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,533.188More data
County Total:3,284.514More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2018»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Hockley County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
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.