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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Mansfield, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Mansfield, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Mansfield’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Mansfield does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because 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.

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 31.25 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.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Mansfield is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Mansfield, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Mansfield is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.42% of adults in Mansfield have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

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.