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Hitchcock, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Hitchcock is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Galveston County at latitude 29.2826 and longitude -95.0076. Galveston County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 16 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Hitchcock, but most people and references simply refer to it as Hitchcock, Texas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Hitchcock indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Hitchcock (see map below) encompass a land area of 60.46 sq. miles and a water area of 31.64 sq. miles.

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Hitchcock, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 7,193
Population in Households 7,172
Population in Familes 5,991
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density1 119
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 2,697
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 1,903
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,185 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,852 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 845 (26.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 488 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $115,228
Average Home Value $155,737


Median Household Income $41,429
Average Household Income $53,844
Per Capita Income $20,005
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.77% 1.36%
Households 0.79% 1.33%
Families 0.81% 1.23%
Median Household Income   3.7%
Per Capita Income   3.07%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Hitchcock, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hitchcock to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 306 83rd
Population Density1 # 1609 8th
Diversity Index2 # 241 87th
Median Household Income # 933 47th
Per Capita Income # 1016 42nd

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