Fresno, TX


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Fresno is a medium-sized town located in the state of Texas. With a population of 23,584 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Fresno is the 131st largest community in Texas. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Fresno, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Fresno, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Fresno’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Fresno does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $66,705.00.

Unlike some towns, Fresno isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Fresno are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fresno is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fresno who work in office and administrative support (16.24%), sales jobs (8.58%), and management occupations (7.96%).

Fresno is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Fresno’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Fresno, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.86 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Fresno citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.38% of adults in Fresno have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fresno in 2010 was $22,747, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $90,988 for a family of four. However, Fresno contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fresno is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Fresno home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fresno residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Fresno also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 24.64% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fresno include German, Irish, African, and French .

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