Mansfield is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 74,368 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Mansfield is the 54th 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 $102,388.00.
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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Mansfield is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mansfield who work in management occupations (16.44%), office and administrative support (12.21%), and sales jobs (10.94%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.03% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Mansfield is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Mansfield’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Mansfield, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.02 minutes every day commuting to work.
The city of Mansfield is a decent size, but despite this, it doesn't have a viable public transit system that people can use to get to work.
The population of Mansfield is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 39.91% of adults in Mansfield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Mansfield in 2018 was $38,674, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $154,696 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 17.07% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mansfield include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Mansfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.