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 89.50% 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 (26.73%), sales jobs (10.99%), and business and financial occupations (10.95%).

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: 12.51% 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 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.

In Lucas, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.86 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

As is often the case in a small city, Lucas doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Lucas. 50.27% 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 $57,157, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $228,628 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 Polish.

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

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