Lucas is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 8,553 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lucas is the 354th largest community in Texas. Lucas has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Lucas, where the median household income is $160,278.00.
Lucas home prices are not only among the most expensive in Texas, but Lucas real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Lucas is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.83% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lucas is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lucas who work in management occupations (20.48%), office and administrative support (10.53%), and sales jobs (10.16%).
A relatively large number of people in Lucas telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 15.00% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Because of many things, Lucas is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Lucas a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Lucas has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Lucas’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Lucas is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lucas, the average commute to work is 32.21 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Lucas, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Lucas is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 54.56% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Lucas in 2018 was $67,708, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $270,832 for a family of four.
Lucas is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lucas home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lucas residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lucas include German, English, Irish, French, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Lucas is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.