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Hitchcock is a city in Galveston County, in the Houston-Baytown metro area.

The community was named for Lent M. Hitchcock, whose widow donated land for a townsite

The latitude of Hitchcock is 29.348N. The longitude is -95.015W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 16 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,176.


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Median household income
Local
$29,848
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hitchcock demographic reports
Declined in the early 1900s, but rebounded during World War II with construction of a nearby training camp for antiaircraft units and a Navy base
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 41. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5.7 per 1,000 people.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Hitchcock residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hitchcock ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hitchcock was $14,964, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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8% of Hitchcock residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Hitchcock, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $335.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $798.


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Libraries in Hitchcock include Genevieve Miller Hitchcock Public Library ... View libraries

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Galveston County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hitchcock political report.

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The average commute time for Hitchcock workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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