Horizon City is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 19,288 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Horizon City is the 151st largest community in Texas. Much of the housing stock in Horizon City was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Horizon City economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Horizon City, where the median household income is $52,030.00.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Horizon City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Horizon City is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Horizon City who work in office and administrative support (14.04%), teaching (11.51%), and sales jobs (9.35%).
Because of many things, Horizon City is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Horizon City 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, Horizon City has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Horizon City’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Horizon City is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Horizon City, the average commute to work is 30.52 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The percentage of adults in Horizon City who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.17% of the adults in Horizon City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Horizon City in 2010 was $16,239, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $64,956 for a family of four. However, Horizon City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Horizon City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Horizon City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Horizon City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 81.49% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Horizon City include German, Irish, Dutch, and English.
Horizon City also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.15%.
The most common language spoken in Horizon City is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Korean.