Alvarado, TX
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Alvarado is a very small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 4,015 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Alvarado is the 429th largest community in Texas.

When you are in Alvarado, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 47.62% of Alvarado’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Alvarado is a city of construction workers and builders, transportation and shipping workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Alvarado who work in office and administrative support (12.69%), management occupations (9.09%), and healthcare suport services (4.96%).

Also of interest is that Alvarado has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Alvarado has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Alvarado a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Being a small city, Alvarado does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The population of Alvarado has a very low overall level of education: only 8.81% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Alvarado in 2010 was $19,318, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $77,272 for a family of four. However, Alvarado contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 14.95% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Alvarado include English, Irish, Scottish, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Alvarado is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.

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