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. 42.92% of the Dumas workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Dumas is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dumas who work in sales jobs (8.58%), office and administrative support (7.91%), and personal care services (6.91%).
The percentage of adults in Dumas with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.91% of adults in Dumas have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Dumas in 2010 was $19,473, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $77,892 for a family of four. However, Dumas contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Dumas is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Dumas home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dumas residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Dumas also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 52.82% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Dumas include English, Irish, Italian, and Scots-Irish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Dumas's cultural character, accounting for 24.79% 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.