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Overview

Introduction to Hitchcock, Texas

Hitchcock, Texas, in Galveston county, is 13 miles W of Galveston, Texas (center to center) and 35 miles SE of Houston, Texas.

Hitchcock History

This region was settled in 1846. Jonas Butler acquired land in the region and settled several years later. He was followed by a group of French settlers. Located on the high banks of a bayou, it was initially called Highland. Later it was renamed Hitchcock in memory of a civic leader Lent M. Hitchcock. The town was officially incorporated in 1960.

Hitchcock and Nearby Attractions

  • Armand Bayou Nature Center
  • Moody Gardens
  • Lone Star Flight Museum
  • Bishop's Palace
  • Galveston Island State Park

Things To Do In Hitchcock

Spread across 2500 acres, the Armand Bayou Nature Center includes hiking trails, bird watching areas and live animal displays. The Moody Gardens is a tourist spot which displays various types of animals and aqua life. Built in the late 19th century, Bishop's Palace is the home of prominent congressman Walter Gresham. Other areas of interest include Lone Star Flight Museum and Galveston Island State Park.

Hitchcock Transportation

Air transportation is available from Ellington Field Airport.

Hitchcock Higher Education

Alvin Community College, College of the Mainland, Galveston College, San Jacinto College - South Campus, and Texas A&M University - Galveston are some of the colleges near Hitchcock.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,464
Male Share of the Population47.6%
Female Share of the Population52.4%
Senior Citizens13.6%
Employed Population 16+2,752
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married49.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.4%
Median Earnings25+$40,430
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,519
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,282

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,019
% Above Poverty Level76%
% Below Poverty Level24%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone28.4%
Median Gross Rent$812
Median House Value$91,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)52.4%
German10.3%
Irish7.7%
English6.1%
Italian5.6%
French Except Basque4.2%
Polish1.5%
Scottish1.2%
Czech1.1%
African1%
Swedish0.9%
Ugandan0.7%
Austrian0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Estonian0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Norwegian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Hitchcock Almanac

CategoryValue
County Galveston County
Standard Zip Codes77563
Phone Area Codes409
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.31
Approximate Longitude-95.01

Hitchcock Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationALVIN
Distance13.2 miles
Jan Temp43 to 62 F
Apr Temp60 to 77 F
Jul Temp74 to 91 F
Oct Temp60 to 81 F
Annual Precip51.7 inches
StationHOUSTON HOBBY AP
Distance26.4 miles
Jan Temp45 to 63 F
Apr Temp61 to 79 F
Jul Temp75 to 94 F
Oct Temp62 to 82 F
Annual Precip53.9 inches
StationBAYTOWN
Distance33.6 miles
Jan Temp42 to 61 F
Apr Temp60 to 77 F
Jul Temp76 to 92 F
Oct Temp60 to 81 F
Annual Precip53.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dickinson19,583$82,086
Jamaica Beach989$83,125
La Marque15,567$54,303
Santa Fe12,839$82,386
Texas City46,811$51,452

Hitchcock Public Libraries

Genevieve Miller Hitchcock Public Library
8005 BARRY AVE
Hitchcock, Texas
(409) 986-7814

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Hitchcock Public Schools

Crosby Middle
6625 Fm 2004
ZIP: 77563
(409) 316-6542
Middle
Total Enrollment 192
Galveston Co J J A E P
8117 Hwy 6
ZIP: 77563
(409) 986-5514
Hitchcock H S
6629 Fm 2004
ZIP: 77563
(409) 316-6544
High
Total Enrollment 344
Hitchcock Headstart
5701 F M 2004
ZIP: 77563
(409) 316-6541
Primary
Total Enrollment 220
Hitchcock Pri
5901 Fm 2004
ZIP: 77563
(409) 316-6467
Primary
Total Enrollment 591
Stewart El
7013 Stewart
ZIP: 77563
(409) 316-6543
Middle
Total Enrollment 290

Hitchcock Private Schools

Our Lady Of Lourdes School
10114 Highway 6
ZIP: 77563
Elementary
Total Enrollment 45
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