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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Idalou is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Idalou is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Idalou who work in office and administrative support (14.12%), healthcare (12.76%), and management occupations (9.41%).

Idalou 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, Idalou’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

As is often the case in a small city, Idalou doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of adults in Idalou who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.42% of the adults in Idalou have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Idalou in 2010 was $28,484, which is wealthy relative to Texas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,936 for a family of four. However, Idalou contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Idalou is a somewhat 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 39.59% 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 Pacific Island languages.

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