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. Much of the housing stock in Lucas was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Lucas economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Lucas, where the median household income is $173,750.00.
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 86.28% 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 (20.27%), sales jobs (11.31%), and office and administrative support (11.20%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.81% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 32.15 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly 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 51.36% 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 $65,886, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $263,544 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. Lucas also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.31% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lucas include German, Irish, English, French, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Lucas is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.