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Hico, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Hico had a population of 1,319 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Hico is located at latitude 31.9851 and longitude -98.0284 in Hamilton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hico (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hamilton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,027 feet.

The City of Hico (GNIS ID: 2410754) 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 Hico is located within Hico Division of Hamilton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hico 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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Hico, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,319
Population in Households 1,300
Population in Familes 1,066
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density1 734
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 495
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 332
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 655 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 327 (49.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 168 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 160 (24.4%)
Median Home Value $97,266
Average Home Value $134,909


Median Household Income $40,250
Average Household Income $53,015
Per Capita Income $20,906
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.71% -0.61%
Households -0.79% -0.65%
Families -0.75% -0.73%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   1.36%
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.

Hico, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hico 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 # 881 50th
Population Density1 # 936 47th
Diversity Index2 # 884 50th
Median Household Income # 1091 38th
Per Capita Income # 1038 41st

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