Hitchcock, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hitchcock, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Hitchcock had a population of 7,446 as of July 1, 2016. Hitchcock ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hitchcock is located at latitude 29.2826 and longitude -95.0076 in Galveston County. 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. Galveston County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 16 feet.

The City of Hitchcock (GNIS ID: 2410769) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Hitchcock is located within La Marque-Hitchcock Division of Galveston County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hitchcock population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Hitchcock, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,446
Population in Households 7,422
Population in Familes 6,200
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density1 123
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 2,798
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 1,968
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,229 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,872 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 926 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 431 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $102,785
Average Home Value $143,105


Median Household Income $44,675
Average Household Income $58,815
Per Capita Income $21,883
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.08% 1.69%
Households 1.13% 1.66%
Families 1.09% 1.56%
Median Household Income   0.41%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
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 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 310 82nd
Population Density1 # 1603 8th
Diversity Index2 # 254 86th
Median Household Income # 855 51st
Per Capita Income # 935 47th

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