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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hitchcock demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Galveston County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Galveston area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 77517 ZIP code.
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.
8% of Hitchcock residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Hitchcock, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $335. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $798.
Libraries in Hitchcock include Genevieve Miller Hitchcock Public Library ... View libraries
Galveston County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hitchcock political report.
The average commute time for Hitchcock workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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