Falfurrias is a very small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 4,833 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Falfurrias is the 362nd largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Falfurrias is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Falfurrias is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Falfurrias who work in teaching (14.19%), law enforcement and fire fighting (10.03%), and maintenance occupations (9.27%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Falfurrias spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.86 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The citizens of Falfurrias are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.63% of adults in Falfurrias have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Falfurrias in 2010 was $12,193, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $48,772 for a family of four. Falfurrias also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 47.03% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Falfurrias is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Falfurrias 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 Falfurrias, accounting for 94.55% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Falfurrias residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Falfurrias include German, Italian, English, Scottish, and Portuguese.
The most common language spoken in Falfurrias is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Persian.