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.
When you are in Balch Springs, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 37.41% of Balch Springs’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. 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 (14.87%), sales jobs (9.96%), and food service (7.39%).
One downside of living in Balch Springs is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Balch Springs, the average commute to work is 32.41 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The citizens of Balch Springs have a very low rate of college education: just 9.20% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Balch Springs in 2010 was $14,871, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $59,484 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. The greatest number of Balch Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Balch Springs also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 54.00% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Balch Springs include German, English, Nigerian, and Scottish.
In addition, Balch Springs has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (22.70%).
The most common language spoken in Balch Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.