Buda is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 16,163 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Buda is the 273rd largest community in Texas. Buda has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Buda, where the median household income is $72,020.00.
Buda real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Buda house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Buda is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.72% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Buda is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Buda who work in sales jobs (13.72%), teaching (13.50%), and office and administrative support (12.96%).
Also of interest is that Buda has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Buda is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Buda really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Buda perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Buda, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.57 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small city, Buda doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
Buda is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.61% of adults in Buda have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Buda in 2010 was $32,022, which is wealthy relative to Texas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $128,088 for a family of four. However, Buda contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Buda is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Buda home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Buda residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Buda also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 37.84% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Buda include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Buda is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.