Hockley County, TX

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Population

23,273

0.445% decline

Median Age

33.4


Median Household Income

$49,184

2.28% decline

Poverty Rate

14.9%


Number of Employees

10,337

3.04% decline

Median Property Value

$82,300

1.86% growth

About

In 2017, Hockley County, TX had a population of 23.3k people with a median age of 33.4 and a median household income of $49,184. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hockley County, TX declined from 23,377 to 23,273, a -0.445% decrease and its median household income declined from $50,331 to $49,184, a -2.28% decrease.

The population of Hockley County, TX is 47.7% White Alone, 46.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.65% Black or African American Alone. 31% of the people in Hockley County, TX speak a non-English language, and 94.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hockley County, TX are South Plains College (1,601 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Hockley County, TX is $82,300, and the homeownership rate is 68.6%. Most people in Hockley County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Hockley County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Hockley County, TX employs 10.3k people. The largest industries in Hockley County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,219 people), Educational Services (1,217 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,143 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($56,065), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,748), and Utilities ($50,739).

Median household income in Hockley County, TX is $49,184. Males in Hockley County, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Hockley County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,184

2017 value

± $2,913

-2.28%

1 Year Growth

± 8.48%

Households in Hockley County, TX have a median annual income of $49,184, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,331 in 2016, which represents a -2.28% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Hockley County, TX made 1.41 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Hockley County, TX by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Hockley County, TX workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Hockley County, TX by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hockley County, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9507

  2. Census Tract 9502

  3. Census Tract 9503

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hockley County, TX was Census Tract 9507 with a value of $61,477, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $55,746 and $51,748.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Hockley County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hockley County, TX (3.35k out of 22.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,550 ± 307

  2. Hispanic

    1,759 ± 254

  3. Black

    354 ± 146

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hockley County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

10.3k

2017 Value

± 563

-3.04%

1 Year decline

± 7.87%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hockley County, TX declined at a rate of -3.04%, from 10.7k employees to 10.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hockley County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,502 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,237 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,042 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hockley County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hockley County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,502 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,237 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,042 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hockley County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.52 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.4 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.64 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hockley County, TX, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($58,594), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($56,645), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($55,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.3k

2017 Value

± 563

-3.04%

1 Year decline

± 7.87%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hockley County, TX declined at a rate of -3.04%, from 10.7k employees to 10.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hockley County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,219 people), Educational Services (1,217 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,143 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hockley County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Hockley County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Hockley County, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,219 people), Educational Services (1,217 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,143 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hockley County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (20.5 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.79 times), and Utilities (1.84 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hockley County, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($56,065), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,748), and Utilities ($50,739).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $282B

  2. $216B

  3. $159B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $282B, followed by Gasoline with $216B and Mixed freight and $159B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.97T

2015 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

42.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Texas trade was $1.97T. This is expected to increase 42.1% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $85.7B

  2. $53.4B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $85.7B, followed by Oklahoma with $53.4B and California and $34.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

81.6% of the population of Hockley County, TX has health coverage, with 43.4% on employee plans, 16.2% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 0.719% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Hockley County, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Hockley County, TX see 2130 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.4% increase from the previous year (1965 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2116 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1940 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,130 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Hockley County, TX see an average of 2,130 patients per year. This represents a 8.4% increase from the previous year (1,965 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hockley County, TX in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

18.4%

Uninsured

43.4%

Employer Coverage

16.2%

Medicaid

10.4%

Medicare

11%

Non-Group

0.719%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hockley County, TX declined by 8.96% from 20.2% to 18.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hockley County, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Hockley County, TX is home to a population of 23.3k people, from which 94.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.62% of Hockley County, TX residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Hockley County, TX is composed of 11.1k White Alone residents (47.7%), 10.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (46.9%), 849 Black or African American Alone residents (3.65%), 195 Two or More Races residents (0.838%), 131 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.563%), 45 Asian Alone residents (0.193%), 12 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0516%), and 8 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0344%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Hockley County, TX are Spanish or Spanish Creole (6,509 speakers), Tagalog (51 speakers), and German (46 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hockley County, TX was 33.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Hockley County, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Hockley County, TX residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.62%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

7.44%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 7.62% of Hockley County, TX residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hockley County, TX was 7.44%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Hockley County, TX was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Hockley County, TX residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

94.6%

2017 Citizenship

94.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.6% of Hockley County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hockley County, TX was 94.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    11.1k ± 11

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    10.9k ± 422

  3. Black or African American Alone

    849 ± 61

In 2017, there were 1.02 times more White Alone residents (11.1k people) in Hockley County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.9k Hispanic or Latino and 849 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Hockley County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    6,509 speakers (30.1%)

  2. Tagalog

    51 speakers (0.236%)

  3. German

    46 speakers (0.213%)

31% of Hockley County, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Hockley County, TX was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 30.1% of the overall population of Hockley County, TX are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.236% speak Tagalog and 0.213% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    318 ± 95

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    157 ± 59

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    130 ± 74

Hockley County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Hockley County, TX awarded 1,601 degrees. The student population of Hockley County, TX is skewed towards women, with 4,194 male students and 5,284 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hockley County, TX are White (728 and 45.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (727 and 45.8%), Black or African American (85 and 5.36%), and Asian (25 and 1.58%).

The largest universities in Hockley County, TX by number of degrees awarded are South Plains College (1,601 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Hockley County, TX are General Studies (256 and 16%), General Cosmetology (98 and 6.12%), and Welding Technology (82 and 5.12%).

The median tuition costs in Hockley County, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 256 degrees awarded

  2. 51 degrees awarded

  3. 48 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Hockley County, TX was General Studies with 256 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Hockley County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,601 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Hockley County, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was South Plains College with 1,601 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

841

Degrees Awarded to Men

760

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 841 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hockley County, TX, which is 1.11 times more than the 760 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Hockley County, TX by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    728 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    727 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    85 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Hockley County, TX were to White students. These 728 degrees mean that there were 1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 727 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hockley County, TX was $82,300 in 2017, which is 0.378 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $80,800 to $82,300, a 1.86% increase. The homeownership rate in Hockley County, TX is 68.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hockley County, TX have an average commute time of 19.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hockley County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$49,184

Median Household Income

± $2,913

8.07k

Number of Households

± 491

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.07k households in Hockley County, TX declined from $49,184 from the previous year's value of $50,331.

The following chart displays the households in Hockley County, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$82,300

2017 Median

± $5,589

$80,800

2016 Median

± $3,860

In 2017, the median property value in Hockley County, TX grew to to $82,300 from the previous year's value of $80,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hockley County, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hockley County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Hockley County, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hockley County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

68.6%

2017 Homeownership

67.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.6% of the housing units in Hockley County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Hockley County, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Hockley County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hockley County, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

19.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hockley County, TX have a shorter commute time (19.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.66% of the workforce in Hockley County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.6%

  2. Carpooled

    16.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.45%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Hockley County, TX was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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