Mineral Wells is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 14,754 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Mineral Wells is the 150th largest community in Texas.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Mineral Wells is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 39.52% of the Mineral Wells workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Mineral Wells is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Mineral Wells who work in office and administrative support (12.01%), sales jobs (11.98%), and food service (7.56%).
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Mineral Wells has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Mineral Wells a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One of the benefits of Mineral Wells is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.09 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
In Mineral Wells, just 9.81% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Mineral Wells in 2010 was $17,366, 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 $69,464 for a family of four. However, Mineral Wells contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Mineral Wells is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Mineral Wells home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mineral Wells residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Mineral Wells also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 27.72% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mineral Wells include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Mineral Wells is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.