Clarendon is a very small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 1,944 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Clarendon is the 616th largest community in Texas. Clarendon has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Clarendon is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Clarendon is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clarendon who work in office and administrative support (19.67%), management occupations (13.20%), and teaching (7.74%).
Clarendon is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Clarendon enrolled in college, Clarendon has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
One of the benefits of Clarendon is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.78 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Being a small city, Clarendon does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Clarendon rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.44% of adults 25 and older in Clarendon have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Clarendon in 2010 was $17,748, 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 $70,992 for a family of four.
The people who call Clarendon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Clarendon residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Clarendon include Irish, English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Clarendon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.