Mineola is a very small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 4,625 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Mineola is the 386th largest community in Texas.
Mineola is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Mineola is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mineola who work in office and administrative support (14.01%), sales jobs (9.80%), and food service (9.19%).
Also of interest is that Mineola has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Mineola telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.94% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
As is often the case in a small city, Mineola doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Mineola are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.27% of adults in Mineola have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Mineola in 2010 was $17,223, 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 $68,892 for a family of four.
Mineola is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Mineola home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mineola residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Mineola also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.18% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mineola include Irish, English, French , and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Mineola is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.