Lucas, TX
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Lucas is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 6,883 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 90.50% 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 (24.93%), sales jobs (17.73%), and computer science and math (7.53%).

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: 14.34% 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.

One downside of living in Lucas, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.83 minutes every day commuting to work.

Lucas is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Lucas. 53.35% 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 $54,808, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $219,232 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 German, Italian, English, and Swedish.

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

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