Dickinson, TX
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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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dickinson who work in office and administrative support (13.31%), sales jobs (8.37%), and management occupations (7.71%).

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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

The education level of Dickinson citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.96% of adults in Dickinson have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Dickinson in 2010 was $29,248, which is wealthy relative to Texas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $116,992 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 29.52% 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.