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Kemah, TX

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Overview


Kemah is a very small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 1,792 people and just one neighborhood, Kemah is the 675th largest community in Texas.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some cities, Kemah isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Kemah are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kemah is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kemah who work in sales jobs (16.55%), management occupations (9.68%), and office and administrative support (9.00%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 14.20% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

One downside of living in Kemah, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.89 minutes every day commuting to work.

Kemah 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.

Demographics

The overall education level of Kemah is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.40% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Kemah in 2022 was $42,087, which is wealthy relative to Texas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $168,348 for a family of four. However, Kemah contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Kemah is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Kemah home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kemah residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Kemah also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.17% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kemah include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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 Kemah, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Diversity

Significantly, 1.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 Kemah are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 83.1% of the neighborhoods in America. With 29.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 80.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 38.8% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 25.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (21.8%), and 14.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 86.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the neighborhood in Kemah, TX, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (22.1%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (18.5%), and residents who report English roots (10.4%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (10.1%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (5.7%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (30.9% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (78.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (8.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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