Kirby, TX
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Kirby is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 8,550 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Kirby is the 257th largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities, Kirby isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Kirby are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kirby is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Kirby who work in sales jobs (12.63%), office and administrative support (12.26%), and food service (9.51%).

There are many members of the armed forces living in Kirby. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.

The rate of college-level education in Kirby is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.53% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Kirby in 2010 was $20,161, 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 $80,644 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. The greatest number of Kirby residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Kirby also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 50.64% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kirby include Irish, Scots-Irish, English, and Italian.

Kirby also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.47%.

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