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.
When you are in Mineral Wells, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 38.27% of Mineral Wells’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Mineral Wells is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mineral Wells who work in office and administrative support (12.41%), sales jobs (11.41%), and food service (7.43%).
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!) Mineral Wells 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. Mineral Wells has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Mineral Wells than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Mineral Wells may be for you.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Mineral Wells spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.24 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The percentage of people in Mineral Wells with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.03% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Mineral Wells in 2010 was $17,473, 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 $69,892 for a family of four. However, Mineral Wells contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Mineral Wells is a somewhat 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 27.02% 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.