Hawley is a city in Jones County, Texas, United States. The population was 634 at the 2010 census. Named for Congressman Robert B. Hawley, it is part of the Abilene metropolitan area.
Hawley is located in southeastern Jones County at 32°36′43″N 99°48′48″W / 32.61194°N 99.81333°W / 32.61194; -99.81333 (32.612023, -99.813315). U.S. Routes 83 and 277, running concurrently, pass through the southwest side of the city, leading northwest 11 miles (18 km) to Anson, the county seat, and southeast 13 miles (21 km) to Abilene.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Hawley has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.6 km), of which 0.01 square miles (0.02 km), or 0.25%, is covered by water. The Clear Fork of the Brazos River flows through the city, south of the center.
As of the census of 2000, 646 people, 239 households, and 184 families resided in the city. The population density was 219.7 people per square mile (84.8/km²). The 264 housing units averaged 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. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 4.18% of the population.
Of the 239 households, 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 not families. About 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 distributed as 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 femalesm 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 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.