Profile for Hico, Texas, TX
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Hico is a city in Hamilton County.
The community was named after town in KY.
The latitude of Hico is 31.982N. The longitude is -98.033W.
It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,027 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,345.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Hico demographic reports
According to Hico Legend, Billy the Kid wasn't gunned down, but died of a heart attack on his way to the Post Office in Hico at age 90.
Local festivals include:
- Old Settlers Reunion - July 24-28, 2007
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Historic sites and museums: Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, Billy the Kid Museum
You could do a lot worse than Hico. It does not, perhaps, look anything very special -- just the classic American huddle of houses around an intersection, where State Highways 6 and 220 join US 281: built of brick mainly, I think, with overlays of clapboard...
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Ancestry & family history
10% of Hico residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hico ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hico was $14,122, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Hico residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Hico, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $241. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $602.
Hamilton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hico political report.
The average commute time for Hico workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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