Lucas, TX
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Lucas is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 7,955 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lucas is the 354th largest community in Texas. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Lucas, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Lucas, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Lucas’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Lucas does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $151,188.00.

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 87.62% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lucas is a city of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lucas who work in management occupations (21.65%), sales jobs (14.71%), and office and administrative support (9.59%).

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: 9.62% 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.

Because of many things, Lucas is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Lucas really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Lucas perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Lucas, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.02 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Lucas is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 48.77% of adults in Lucas have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Lucas in 2010 was $60,013, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $240,052 for a family of four. However, Lucas contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Asian. Lucas also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.84% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lucas include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.

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


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