Garland is a relatively large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 234,943 people and 45 constituent neighborhoods, Garland is the 12th largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities, Garland isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Garland are a mix 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 (14.57%), sales jobs (10.51%), and management occupations (6.56%).
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 30.44 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Garland is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Garland area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The population of Garland overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Garland, 22.46% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Garland in 2010 was $21,931, 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 $87,724 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 41.46% 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 Irish, English, Italian, and French .
Garland also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 28.14%.
The most common language spoken in Garland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.