Fabens is a somewhat small town located in the state of Texas. With a population of 8,155 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Fabens is the 251st largest community in Texas.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fabens is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fabens is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fabens who work in sales jobs (14.09%), food service (8.64%), and office and administrative support (8.23%).
Fabens is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Fabens has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 3.40% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Fabens in 2018 was $12,550, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $50,200 for a family of four. Fabens also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.45% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Fabens is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Fabens 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 Fabens, accounting for 95.31% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Fabens residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Fabens include English, Danish, Irish, German, and Dutch.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Fabens's cultural character, accounting for 34.01% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Fabens is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Tagalog.