Garland is a relatively large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 242,507 people and 45 constituent neighborhoods, Garland is the 12th largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Garland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Garland is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Garland who work in office and administrative support (12.89%), sales jobs (11.29%), and management occupations (6.82%).
Also of interest is that Garland has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One downside of living in Garland is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Garland, the average commute to work is 30.88 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The citizens of Garland are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.83% of adults in Garland having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Garland in 2018 was $24,313, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,252 for a family of four. However, Garland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Garland is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Garland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Garland, accounting for 42.81% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Garland residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Garland include German, Irish, English, Italian, and African.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Garland's cultural character, accounting for 29.36% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Garland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.