Idalou, TX
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Idalou is a very small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 2,337 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Idalou is the 582nd largest community in Texas.

Idalou is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Idalou is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Idalou who work in office and administrative support (10.78%), healthcare (10.44%), and management occupations (10.02%).

Because of many things, Idalou is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Idalou really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Idalou perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Being a small city, Idalou does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The education level of Idalou citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.69% of adults 25 and older in Idalou have a college degree.

The per capita income in Idalou in 2010 was $28,678, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $114,712 for a family of four. However, Idalou contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Idalou is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Idalou home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Idalou residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Idalou also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 39.74% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Idalou include Irish, English, French , and Scots-Irish.

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

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