Friendswood is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 40,290 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Friendswood is the 85th largest community in Texas.
Friendswood real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Friendswood house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities, Friendswood isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Friendswood are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Friendswood is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Friendswood who work in management occupations (14.67%), sales jobs (11.15%), and healthcare (9.69%).
Also of interest is that Friendswood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Friendswood is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Friendswood really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Friendswood perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Friendswood, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.36 minutes every day commuting to work.
Friendswood is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 48.60% of adults in Friendswood have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Friendswood in 2018 was $50,568, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $202,272 for a family of four.
Friendswood is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Friendswood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Friendswood residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Friendswood also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.90% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Friendswood include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Friendswood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.