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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Crystal City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Crystal City is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Crystal City who work in teaching (18.81%), office and administrative support (8.77%), and food service (7.01%).
One of the benefits of Crystal City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.32 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.
The population of Crystal City has a very low overall level of education: only 8.72% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Crystal City in 2010 was $13,275, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $53,100 for a family of four. However, Crystal City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Crystal City also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.67% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Crystal City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 97.53% 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 Polish, English, Irish, and German.
The most common language spoken in Crystal City is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Arabic.