Hockley County, Texas

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Hockley County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 22,716. Its county seat is Levelland[1], and the county is named for George Washington Hockley, a Secretary of War of the Republic of Texas.

Hockley County is part of the Levelland Micropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Lubbock–Levelland Combined Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 909 square miles (2,354.3 km2), of which 908 square miles (2,351.7 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.03%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 22,716 people, 7,994 households, and 6,091 families residing in the county. The population density was 25 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 9,148 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 74.38% White, 3.72% Black or African American, 0.82% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 18.68% from other races, and 2.22% from two or more races. 37.24% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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