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.
When you are in Fabens, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 45.65% of Fabens’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Fabens is a town of service providers, transportation and shipping workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fabens who work in office and administrative support (11.06%), personal care services (8.86%), and maintenance occupations (6.28%).
Being a small town, Fabens does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
Fabens ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 3.65% of people over 25 have a college degree.
The per capita income in Fabens in 2010 was $8,472, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $33,888 for a family of four. Fabens also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 52.25% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Fabens is a very 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 99.05% 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Fabens include Irish, German, English, and European.
Fabens also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 35.50%.
The most common language spoken in Fabens is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and African languages.