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Hawley, Texas
A row of businesses in Hawley.
A row of businesses in Hawley.
Location of Hawley, Texas
Location of Hawley, Texas
Jones County Hawley.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County Jones
 • Total 2.9 sq mi (7.6 km2)
 • Land 2.9 sq mi (7.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
1,640 ft (500 m)
 • Total 646
 • Density 219.7/sq mi (84.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 325
FIPS code 48-32840
GNIS feature ID 1337477

Hawley is a city in Jones County, Texas, United States. The population was 634 at the 2010 census. Named for the United States Congressman Robert B. Hawley, it is part of the Abilene, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Hawley is located at 32°36′43″N 99°48′48″W / 32.61194°N 99.81333°W / 32.61194; -99.81333 (32.612023, -99.813315).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 679
1990 606 −10.8%
2000 646 6.6%
2010 634 −1.9%
Est. 2015 614 −3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 646 people, 239 households, and 184 families residing in the city. The population density was 219.7 people per square mile (84.8/km²). There were 264 housing units at an average density of 89.8/sq mi (34.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.44% White, 0.15% African American, 0.93% Asian, 1.70% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.18% of the population.

There were 239 households out of which 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city, the population was spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,771, and the median income for a family was $36,625. Males had a median income of $25,893 versus $21,071 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,879. About 9.3% of families and 13.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.8% of those under age 18 and 15.9% of those age 65 or over.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, dry summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Hawley has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

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