Mansfield, TX
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Mansfield is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 65,631 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Mansfield is the 55th largest community in Texas. Much of the housing stock in Mansfield was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Mansfield economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Mansfield, where the median household income is $90,216.00.

Mansfield real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Mansfield house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Mansfield is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.18% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Mansfield is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mansfield who work in management occupations (15.62%), office and administrative support (15.08%), and sales jobs (10.82%).

Also of interest is that Mansfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Mansfield 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, Mansfield really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Mansfield 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 Mansfield, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.25 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Mansfield is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Mansfield area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The citizens of Mansfield are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.42% of adults in Mansfield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Mansfield in 2010 was $36,415, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $145,660 for a family of four. However, Mansfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Mansfield is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Mansfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mansfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Mansfield also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.11% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mansfield include English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.

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