Atascosa is a somewhat small town located in the state of Texas. With a population of 5,993 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Atascosa is the 339th largest community in Texas.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Atascosa is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 44.83% of the Atascosa workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Atascosa is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Atascosa who work in office and administrative support (14.69%), food service (8.64%), and sales jobs (8.07%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.02% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
The town 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, Atascosa has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Atascosa a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Atascosa is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Atascosa has a very low overall level of education: only 7.31% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Atascosa in 2010 was $17,010, which is lower middle income relative to Texas, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $68,040 for a family of four. However, Atascosa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Atascosa is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Atascosa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Atascosa residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Atascosa also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 80.05% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Atascosa include Irish, English, French , and Scots-Irish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Atascosa's cultural character, accounting for 21.23% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Atascosa is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and African languages.