Nocona is a very small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 2,939 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Nocona is the 490th largest community in Texas.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Nocona is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 44.35% of the Nocona workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Nocona is a city of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Nocona who work in office and administrative support (9.20%), food service (8.33%), and management occupations (6.23%).
Nocona’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
Being a small city, Nocona does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In Nocona, just 9.45% 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 Nocona in 2010 was $20,531, which is middle income relative to Texas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $82,124 for a family of four. However, Nocona contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Nocona also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.73% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Nocona is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Nocona home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Nocona residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Nocona also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.43% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Nocona include English, German, French , and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Nocona is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.