Mineola, TX
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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 (14.56%), sales jobs (11.78%), and food service (11.42%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.96% 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.

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Mineola has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Mineola has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Mineola than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Mineola may be for you.

Being a small city, Mineola does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The citizens of Mineola are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.66% of adults in Mineola have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Mineola in 2010 was $17,365, 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 $69,460 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 14.69% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mineola include Irish, English, French , and Norwegian.

The most common language spoken in Mineola is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.

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