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 professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Childress who work in teaching (12.34%), sales jobs (9.92%), and office and administrative support (8.95%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Childress spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 12.04 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Childress 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 percentage of adults in Childress with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.56% of adults in Childress have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Childress in 2010 was $17,680, which is lower middle income relative to Texas, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,720 for a family of four. However, Childress contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Childress is an extremely 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 20.69% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Childress include Irish, English, French , and Italian.

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

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