Alvarado is a very small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 4,739 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Alvarado is the 429th largest community in Texas.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Alvarado is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 39.40% of the Alvarado workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Alvarado is a city of transportation and shipping workers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Alvarado who work in office and administrative support (14.47%), teaching (11.16%), and management occupations (6.16%).
As is often the case in a small city, Alvarado doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Alvarado are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.24% of adults in Alvarado have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Alvarado in 2018 was $21,021, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $84,084 for a family of four. However, Alvarado contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Alvarado is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Alvarado home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Alvarado residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Alvarado also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 26.28% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Alvarado include German, Irish, English, French, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Alvarado is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.