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. Much of the housing stock in Fresno was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Fresno economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Fresno, where the median household income is $74,570.00.

Fresno is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (11.27%), management occupations (7.91%), and sales jobs (6.81%).

One downside of living in Fresno is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Fresno, the average commute to work is 36.85 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The overall education level of Fresno citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.75% of adults in Fresno have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Fresno in 2018 was $23,550, 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 $94,200 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 37.75% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fresno include Nigerian, African, Other Subsaharan African, Irish, and Jamaican.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Fresno's cultural character, accounting for 22.54% of the town’s population.

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