Garland is a relatively large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 240,854 people and 51 constituent neighborhoods, Garland is the 13th largest community in Texas.
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.92% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One downside of living in Garland, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.55 minutes every day commuting to work.
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, 23.04% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Garland in 2018 was $27,464, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $109,856 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 43.14% 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 English, German, Irish, African, and Ethiopian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Garland's cultural character, accounting for 30.11% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Garland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.