Garland, TX
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Garland is a relatively large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 236,897 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 (14.53%), sales jobs (10.14%), and food service (6.69%).

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.

The education level of Garland citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.59% of adults in Garland have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Garland in 2010 was $21,661, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $86,644 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. The greatest number of Garland residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Garland also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 40.06% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Garland include Irish, English, French , and Italian.

In addition, Garland has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (27.41%).

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