Friendswood is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 39,839 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.
Friendswood is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.56% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (14.38%), sales jobs (11.07%), and office and administrative support (10.40%).
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.
Friendswood 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 city’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, Friendswood’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Friendswood, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.17 minutes every day commuting to work.
The citizens of Friendswood are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.79% of adults in Friendswood have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Friendswood in 2010 was $47,932, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $191,728 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 14.57% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Friendswood include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Friendswood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.