Buda is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 16,906 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 $89,688.00.
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 87.95% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Buda is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Buda who work in office and administrative support (16.72%), management occupations (11.89%), and sales jobs (11.58%).
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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Buda, the average commute to work is 34.63 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Buda is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The education level of Buda ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Buda, 49.25% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Buda in 2018 was $32,986, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $131,944 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 Black or African-American. Buda also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 32.77% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Buda include German, Irish, English, Iraqi, and African.
The most common language spoken in Buda is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.