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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Live Oak is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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.

In Live Oak, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Live Oak is a relatively small city. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

In terms of college education, Live Oak is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.63% of adults 25 and older in the city 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.