Donna is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 16,523 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Donna is the 156th largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Donna is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Donna is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Donna who work in office and administrative support (17.99%), sales jobs (12.66%), and teaching (7.83%).
As is often the case in a small city, Donna doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In Donna, just 11.91% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Donna in 2010 was $12,494, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $49,976 for a family of four. Donna also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.03% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Donna home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Donna residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Donna also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 91.04% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Donna include Italian, English, Irish, and French .
In addition, Donna has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (22.73%).
The most common language spoken in Donna is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Chinese.