Balch Springs is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 25,210 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Balch Springs is the 116th largest community in Texas.
Balch Springs is a blue-collar town, with 39.11% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Balch Springs is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Balch Springs who work in office and administrative support (15.46%), food service (9.19%), and sales jobs (8.73%).
In Balch Springs, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.98 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
In Balch Springs, just 7.88% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Balch Springs in 2010 was $14,011, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $56,044 for a family of four. However, Balch Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Balch Springs is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Balch Springs 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 Balch Springs, accounting for 55.54% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Balch Springs residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Balch Springs include German, English, Nigerian, and African.
Balch Springs also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 23.95%.
The most common language spoken in Balch Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.