Lucas is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 7,211 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lucas is the 354th largest community in Texas.
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 88.25% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lucas is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lucas who work in management occupations (20.82%), sales jobs (15.37%), and healthcare (7.79%).
Also of interest is that Lucas has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.10% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Lucas is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.
In Lucas, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.11 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Even though Lucas is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the subway for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Lucas. 52.97% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Lucas in 2010 was $60,142, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $240,568 for a family of four. However, Lucas contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Lucas include Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Lucas is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.