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Hico, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Hico had a population of 1,225 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Hico, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,225
Daytime Population: Workers 706
Daytime Population: Residents 691
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,397
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.14
Population in Households 1,206
Population in Familes 988
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 682
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $39,454
Average Household Income $55,495
Per Capita Income $21,834


Total Housing Units 609 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 303 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 153 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 153 (25.1%)
Median Home Value $100,882
Average Home Value $138,449


Total Households 456
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 306
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.62% -1.26%
Households -1.8% -1.4%
Families -1.76% -1.48%
Median Household Income   4.03%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

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, 2017 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 # 907 48th
Population Density # 1003 43rd
Diversity Index # 849 51st
Median Household Income # 1222 30th
Per Capita Income # 1045 40th

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