Garland, TX
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Living in Garland


Garland is a relatively large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 238,002 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 (14.36%), sales jobs (10.97%), and management occupations (6.83%).

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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.50 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Garland citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.61% of adults in Garland have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Garland in 2010 was $23,164, 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 $92,656 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 41.28% 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 French.

In addition, Garland has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (28.22%).

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