Junction, TX


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Junction is a very small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 2,444 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Junction is the 541st largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities, Junction isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Junction are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Junction is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Junction who work in office and administrative support (14.02%), management occupations (10.92%), and sales jobs (10.85%).

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!) Junction 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. Junction has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Junction than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Junction may be for you.

One of the benefits of Junction is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.90 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Junction is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In Junction, just 12.92% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Junction in 2010 was $21,083, which is middle income relative to Texas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $84,332 for a family of four. However, Junction contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Junction also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.12% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call Junction home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Junction residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Junction also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 30.33% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Junction include English, Irish, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

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

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