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 21,129 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, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dickinson who work in management occupations (11.82%), office and administrative support (10.23%), and healthcare (7.17%).
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.
In Dickinson, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.43 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The population of Dickinson overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Dickinson, 22.09% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Dickinson in 2018 was $34,736, which is wealthy relative to Texas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $138,944 for a family of four. However, Dickinson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Dickinson is an extremely 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 34.27% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Dickinson include German, Irish, English, French, and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Dickinson's cultural character, accounting for 15.24% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Dickinson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.