Celina is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 7,086 people and just one neighborhood, Celina is the 314th largest community in Texas. Celina 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 Celina, where the median household income is $88,500.
Real Estate Prices
Celina home prices are not only among the most expensive in Texas, but Celina real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Celina is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Celina is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Celina who work in management occupations (14.17%), sales jobs (13.70%) and teaching (9.47%).
Also of interest is that Celina has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Celina 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, Celina really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Celina 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 Celina, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.60 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small city, Celina does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.