Horizon City is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 19,562 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Horizon City is the 151st largest community in Texas. Horizon City has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Horizon City, where the median household income is $52,393.00.
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 (14.98%), sales jobs (11.93%), and teaching (9.74%).
Horizon City is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Horizon City’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The percentage of adults in Horizon City who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.75% of the adults in Horizon City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Horizon City in 2010 was $19,312, which is lower middle income relative to Texas, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,248 for a family of four. However, Horizon City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Horizon City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Horizon City 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 Horizon City, accounting for 90.51% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Horizon City residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Horizon City include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Horizon City's cultural character, accounting for 22.97% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Horizon City is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Korean.