Heath is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 8,211 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Heath is the 284th largest community in Texas. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Heath, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Heath, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Heath’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Heath does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $148,661.00.
Heath home prices are not only among the most expensive in Texas, but Heath real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Heath is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 94.12% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Heath is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Heath who work in management occupations (26.16%), sales jobs (13.52%), and teaching (10.79%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.10% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Because of many things, Heath is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Heath a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Heath has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Heath’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Heath is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Heath, the average commute to work is 33.22 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Being a small city, Heath does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Heath. 59.69% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Heath in 2010 was $63,119, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $252,476 for a family of four.
The people who call Heath home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Heath residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Heath include English, Irish, European, and French .
The most common language spoken in Heath is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Arabic.