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Driftwood, TX

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Overview


Driftwood is a tiny town located in the state of Texas. With a population of 106 people and just one neighborhood, Driftwood is the 1041st largest community in Texas.

Driftwood home prices are not only among the most expensive in Texas, but Driftwood real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

Driftwood is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 100.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Driftwood is a town of managers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Driftwood who work in management occupations (70.21%), personal care services (14.89%), and art, media, and design (14.89%).

Of important note, Driftwood is also a town of artists. Driftwood has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Driftwood’s character.

Setting & Lifestyle

Driftwood is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Driftwood’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Driftwood has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Driftwood has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Driftwood than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Driftwood may be for you.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Driftwood spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 7.50 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

As is often the case in a small town, Driftwood doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Demographics

The percentage of adults in Driftwood who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.54% of the adults in Driftwood have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Driftwood in 2018 was $32,341, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $129,364 for a family of four.

The people who call Driftwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Driftwood residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Driftwood include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and Dutch.

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Driftwood, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Modes of Transportation

A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the neighborhood, analysis shows that 25.9% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 97.1% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.

People

According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is among the best neighborhoods for families in Texas. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 96.4% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Texas. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for active retirees and highly educated executives.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Driftwood are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 86.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 10.1% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 51.3% of America's neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the neighborhood, 47.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 27.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (15.7%), and 9.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 87.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in Driftwood, TX, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (19.4%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (15.4%), and residents who report Mexican roots (12.9%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (11.6%), along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (4.6%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (31.1% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (67.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (6.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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