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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lufkin is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lufkin is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lufkin who work in office and administrative support (10.55%), sales jobs (8.80%), and teaching (8.52%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Lufkin spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.02 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

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. 20.40% of adults 25 and older in Lufkin have a college degree.

The per capita income in Lufkin in 2010 was $23,176, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $92,704 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 26.08% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lufkin include Irish, English, French , and African.

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