Nacogdoches, TX
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Nacogdoches is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 33,894 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Nacogdoches is the 91st largest community in Texas.

Nacogdoches is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Nacogdoches is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Nacogdoches who work in sales jobs (13.24%), teaching (12.36%), and office and administrative support (9.27%).

In addition, Nacogdoches is a major college town that has a very high percentage of its residents over 18 years old who are college students. Naturally, collegiate life has a major influence on local Nacogdoches culture, lifestyle and entertainment options. Nacogdoches really pulses to the beat of the academic calendar. In Nacogdoches every fall, returning students reinvigorate the community, who you will notice are all over town, buying groceries, out with friends, and getting acquainted or re-acquainted with each other and Nacogdoches. One of the beneficial effects that colleges provide is that they tend to be lasting institutions that deliver direct economic benefits to the local economy in the form of such things as jobs for faculty and staff, and spending by students. Nacogdoches benefits directly from this.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.77 minutes getting to work every day.

The overall education level of Nacogdoches is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.94% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Nacogdoches in 2010 was $17,921, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $71,684 for a family of four. However, Nacogdoches contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Nacogdoches also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.40% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Nacogdoches is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Nacogdoches home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Nacogdoches residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Nacogdoches also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.71% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Nacogdoches include Irish, English, French , and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Nacogdoches is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.