Fresno, TX

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Living in Fresno

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. Fresno has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Fresno, where the median household income is $79,115.00.

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 professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fresno who work in office and administrative support (9.86%), sales jobs (8.42%), and food service (6.40%).

One downside of living in Fresno, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.52 minutes every day commuting to work.

In terms of college education, Fresno is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 29.00% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fresno in 2018 was $24,423, which is middle income relative to Texas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $97,692 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 38.46% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fresno include Nigerian, African, Other Subsaharan African, Norwegian, and Finnish.

Fresno also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.84%.

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