Atascosa, TX
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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. 41.10% 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, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Atascosa who work in office and administrative support (13.51%), management occupations (10.05%), and sales jobs (7.78%).

A relatively large number of people in Atascosa telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.78% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

The population of Atascosa has a very low overall level of education: only 9.49% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Atascosa in 2010 was $19,981, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $79,924 for a family of four. However, Atascosa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Atascosa is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Atascosa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Atascosa, accounting for 74.65% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Atascosa residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Atascosa include Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and French .

Atascosa also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.73%.

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

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