Irving is a relatively large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 242,242 people and 53 constituent neighborhoods, Irving is the 13th largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Irving is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Irving is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Irving who work in office and administrative support (12.37%), computer science and math (9.40%), and sales jobs (9.33%).
Also of interest is that Irving has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One thing noticeable about Irving, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Irving is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Irving a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
The population of Irving is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.30% of adults in Irving have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Irving in 2010 was $30,146, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $120,584 for a family of four. However, Irving contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Irving is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Irving 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 Irving, accounting for 43.20% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Irving residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Irving include German, Irish, English, French, and Italian.
In addition, Irving has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (36.98%).
The most common language spoken in Irving is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.