Lufkin, TX
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Lufkin is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 36,333 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Lufkin is the 88th largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities, Lufkin isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lufkin are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lufkin is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lufkin who work in office and administrative support (11.88%), food service (8.75%), and teaching (8.69%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.00 minutes getting to work every day.

The education level of Lufkin citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.04% of adults 25 and older in Lufkin have a college degree.

The per capita income in Lufkin in 2010 was $23,103, which is upper middle income relative to Texas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,412 for a family of four. However, Lufkin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lufkin is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lufkin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lufkin residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Lufkin also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.83% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lufkin include German, Irish, African, and French .

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