Edinburg, TX
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Edinburg is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 84,497 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Edinburg is the 43rd largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Edinburg is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Edinburg is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Edinburg who work in office and administrative support (14.81%), teaching (13.32%), and sales jobs (10.62%).

In terms of college education, Edinburg is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.32% of adults in Edinburg have a college degree.

The per capita income in Edinburg in 2010 was $17,616, which is lower middle income relative to Texas, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,464 for a family of four. However, Edinburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Edinburg is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Edinburg 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 Edinburg, accounting for 87.73% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Edinburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Edinburg include Irish, English, French , and Italian.

Edinburg also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.25%.

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