Buna, TX


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Buna is a very small town located in the state of Texas. With a population of 2,126 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Buna is the 596th largest community in Texas.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Buna is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.92% of the Buna workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Buna is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Buna who work in office and administrative support (24.24%), healthcare (8.51%), and maintenance occupations (6.58%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.97% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Buna has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Buna has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Buna than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Buna may be for you.

As is often the case in a small town, Buna doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The population of Buna has a very low overall level of education: only 7.67% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Buna in 2010 was $16,642, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $66,568 for a family of four. However, Buna contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Buna home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Buna residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Buna include German, Irish, English, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Buna is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and French.

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