Granger is a very small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 1,501 people and just one neighborhood, Granger is the 720th largest community in Texas. Granger has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Granger is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.05% of the Granger workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Granger is a city of service providers, managers and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Granger who work in management occupations (10.87%), maintenance occupations (9.42%) and food service (6.16%).
Also of interest is that Granger has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.69% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
One downside of living in Granger is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Granger, the average commute to work is 31.35 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Being a small city, Granger does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.