College Station, TX


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College Station is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 107,889 people and 25 constituent neighborhoods, College Station is the 36th largest community in Texas.

College Station real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although College Station house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

College Station is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.25% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, College Station is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in College Station who work in teaching (16.20%), sales jobs (13.44%), and office and administrative support (12.34%).

Also of interest is that College Station has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

College Station is a nice balance between life in a moderately big city and the interesting diversions and culture that come from having a big college student population. The thousands of students who arrive on campus every fall will find that College Station has plenty of amenities and opportunities for them, while residents of College Station enjoy the lectures, music, art, and economic trickle-down that colleges typically provide. "Town and Gown" complement each other in College Station.

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 18.19 minutes getting to work every day.

If knowledge is power, College Station is a pretty powerful place. 54.36% of the adults in College Station have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in College Station in 2010 was $21,428, which is middle income relative to Texas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,712 for a family of four. However, College Station contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. College Station also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.73% of its population below the federal poverty line.

College Station is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call College Station home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of College Station residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. College Station also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.68% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in College Station include Irish, English, French , and Italian.

The most common language spoken in College Station is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.