Childress, TX
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Childress is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 6,101 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Childress is the 308th largest community in Texas.

Childress is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Childress is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Childress who work in sales jobs (15.65%), teaching (10.08%), and office and administrative support (7.51%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.32 minutes getting to work every day.

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

In terms of college education, Childress is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.96% of adults 25 and older in Childress have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Childress in 2010 was $18,270, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $73,080 for a family of four. However, Childress contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Childress is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Childress home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Childress residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Childress also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 25.42% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Childress include German, English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Childress is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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