Live Oak, TX


Live Oak profile

Living in Live Oak

Live Oak is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 15,749 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Live Oak is the 184th largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities, Live Oak isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Live Oak are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Live Oak is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Live Oak who work in office and administrative support (14.86%), sales jobs (10.92%), and management occupations (9.28%).

Also of interest is that Live Oak has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Even though Live Oak is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The percentage of people in Live Oak who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.63% of adults in Live Oak have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Live Oak in 2010 was $31,426, which is wealthy relative to Texas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $125,704 for a family of four. However, Live Oak contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Live Oak is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Live Oak home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Live Oak residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Live Oak also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 33.66% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Live Oak include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Live Oak is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.