Dickinson, TX

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Living in Dickinson

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 20,881 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Dickinson is the 134th largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities, Dickinson isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Dickinson are a mix 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 (13.06%), management occupations (11.22%), and sales jobs (7.48%).

Also of interest is that Dickinson has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One of the nice things about Dickinson is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

The education level of Dickinson citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.47% of adults in Dickinson have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Dickinson in 2010 was $31,100, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $124,400 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 26.33% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Dickinson include German, Irish, English, French, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Dickinson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.