Kaufman is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 7,156 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Kaufman is the 291st largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Kaufman is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kaufman is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kaufman who work in office and administrative support (20.29%), teaching (9.66%), and sales jobs (7.53%).
As is often the case in a small city, Kaufman doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The rate of college-level education in Kaufman is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.78% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Kaufman in 2010 was $17,993, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $71,972 for a family of four. However, Kaufman contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Kaufman also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.11% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Kaufman is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Kaufman home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kaufman residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Kaufman also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.39% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kaufman include English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Kaufman is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.