Converse is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 22,702 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Converse is the 140th largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Converse is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Converse is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Converse who work in office and administrative support (14.77%), sales jobs (10.74%), and teaching (7.93%).
Also of interest is that Converse has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Converse use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Converse‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
The education level of Converse citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.76% of adults in Converse have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Converse in 2010 was $23,844, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,376 for a family of four. However, Converse contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Converse is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Converse home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Converse, accounting for 40.84% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Converse residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Converse include English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Converse is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.