Crystal City is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 7,496 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Crystal City is the 277th largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities, Crystal City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Crystal City are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Crystal City is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Crystal City who work in teaching (17.06%), food service (10.73%), and maintenance occupations (7.04%).
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 15.70 minutes getting to work every day.
The citizens of Crystal City have a very low rate of college education: just 9.55% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Crystal City in 2010 was $12,487, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $49,948 for a family of four. Crystal City also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.77% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Crystal City 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 Crystal City, accounting for 97.86% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Crystal City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Crystal City include French , Irish, Polish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Crystal City is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Arabic.