Dumas, TX
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Dumas is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 15,001 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Dumas is the 172nd largest community in Texas.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Dumas is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 46.85% of the Dumas workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Dumas is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Dumas who work in sales jobs (9.29%), office and administrative support (8.35%), and management occupations (5.70%).

The percentage of people in Dumas with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.97% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Dumas in 2010 was $19,906, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $79,624 for a family of four. However, Dumas contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Dumas is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Dumas home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Dumas, accounting for 50.96% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Dumas residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Dumas include English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Dumas's cultural character, accounting for 24.77% of the city’s population.

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

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