Balch Springs is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 27,685 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Balch Springs is the 116th largest community in Texas.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Balch Springs is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 40.52% of the Balch Springs workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Balch Springs is a city of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Balch Springs who work in sales jobs (10.32%), office and administrative support (10.28%), and maintenance occupations (7.29%).
In Balch Springs, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.35 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The citizens of Balch Springs have a very low rate of college education: just 7.62% 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 2018 was $19,284, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $77,136 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 51.98% 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 Irish, English, German, European, and Nigerian.
Balch Springs also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 24.32%.
The most common language spoken in Balch Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.