Kirby is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 8,705 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Kirby is the 257th largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Kirby is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kirby is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Kirby who work in office and administrative support (14.80%), sales jobs (12.43%), and management occupations (7.76%).
Despite the fact that it is a small city, Kirby has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.
In Kirby, just 11.60% 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 Kirby in 2010 was $19,669, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,676 for a family of four. However, Kirby contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Kirby is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Kirby 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 Kirby, accounting for 48.22% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Kirby residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Kirby include German, English, Irish, French, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Kirby is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.