Dickinson is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Texas. With a population of 19,895 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Dickinson is the 134th largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Dickinson is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dickinson is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dickinson who work in office and administrative support (11.66%), sales jobs (8.40%), and teaching (8.15%).
Dickinson is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The citizens of Dickinson are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.09% of adults in Dickinson having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Dickinson in 2010 was $28,543, which is wealthy relative to Texas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $114,172 for a family of four. However, Dickinson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Dickinson is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Dickinson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dickinson residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Dickinson also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.25% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Dickinson include English, Irish, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Dickinson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.