Jonestown is a very small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 2,456 people and just one neighborhood, Jonestown is the 597th largest community in Texas. Jonestown 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 Jonestown, where the median household income is $96,125.00.
Jonestown home prices are not only among the most expensive in Texas, but Jonestown real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Jonestown is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Jonestown is a city of managers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Jonestown who work in management occupations (18.04%), business and financial occupations (15.74%), and sales jobs (9.62%).
Of important note, Jonestown is also a city of artists. Jonestown has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Jonestown’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Jonestown telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 22.79% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Jonestown 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, Jonestown’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Jonestown has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Jonestown has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Jonestown than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Jonestown may be for you.
One downside of living in Jonestown is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Jonestown, the average commute to work is 32.36 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Being a small city, Jonestown does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Jonestown citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.72% of adults in Jonestown have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Jonestown in 2018 was $60,628, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $242,512 for a family of four.
Jonestown is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Jonestown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jonestown residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Jonestown also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.74% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Jonestown include European, English, German, Irish, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Jonestown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Jonestown, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
According to NeighborhoodScout's research, is better suited for first-time home buyers than 86.6% of neighborhoods in the state. Most homes here are priced below the state's median house value, yet maintain comparably good appreciation rates over the last decade relative to other neighborhoods in Texas. Along with an exclusive multi-metric measure of neighborhood quality developed by NeighborhoodScout that scores high here in this neighborhood, this means that buying into the neighborhood is not only an accessible option but considered a decent first time home buyer choice for building equity in your first home, while being in a quality neighborhood
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Jonestown are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 69.5% of the neighborhoods in America. With 38.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 87.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 44.0% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 28.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (15.2%), and 12.4% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 87.0% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (9.4%).
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Jonestown, TX, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (23.1%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (16.5%), and residents who report English roots (16.1%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (12.4%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (7.9%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (75.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.