Mexia is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 7,406 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Mexia is the 269th largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities, Mexia isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Mexia are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mexia is a city of service providers, professionals, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mexia who work in maintenance occupations (8.41%), sales jobs (7.49%), and teaching (7.36%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Mexia spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.97 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
As is often the case in a small city, Mexia doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of adults in Mexia with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.38% of adults in Mexia have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Mexia in 2010 was $16,750, which is lower middle income relative to Texas, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $67,000 for a family of four. However, Mexia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Mexia is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Mexia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mexia residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Mexia also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.33% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mexia include German, English, French , and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Mexia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.