Hereford is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 15,021 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Hereford is the 163rd largest community in Texas.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Hereford is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.75% of the Hereford workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Hereford is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hereford who work in sales jobs (10.28%), teaching (9.92%), and office and administrative support (9.02%).
One of the benefits of Hereford is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.59 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The percentage of adults in Hereford with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.83% of adults in Hereford have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Hereford in 2010 was $16,152, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $64,608 for a family of four. However, Hereford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Hereford is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hereford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hereford residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Hereford also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 73.69% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hereford include Irish, English, Scottish, and African.
In addition, Hereford has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.17%).
The most common language spoken in Hereford is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Tagalog.