Balch Springs is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 25,357 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Balch Springs is the 116th largest community in Texas.
Balch Springs is a blue-collar town, with 39.55% 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, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Balch Springs who work in office and administrative support (15.36%), sales jobs (9.59%), and food service (8.43%).
One downside of living in Balch Springs, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.76 minutes every day commuting to work.
The population of Balch Springs has a very low overall level of education: only 7.60% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Balch Springs in 2010 was $13,889, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $55,556 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 56.24% 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, German, English, Nigerian, and African.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Balch Springs's cultural character, accounting for 25.53% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Balch Springs is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and African languages.