Round Top is a tiny town located in the state of Texas. With a population of 92 people and just one neighborhood, Round Top is the 1030th largest community in Texas.
Real Estate Prices
Round Top real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Round Top house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Round Top is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 100.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Round Top is a town of managers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Round Top who work in sales jobs (35.29%), management occupations (35.29%) and healthcare (8.82%).
Of important note, Round Top is also a town of artists. Round Top has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Round Top’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Round Top telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.71% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Round Top is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
In addition, Round Top is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Round Top is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Round Top’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
It is a fairly quiet town 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!) Round Top 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. Round Top has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Round Top than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Round Top may be for you.
In Round Top, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.98 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Round Top doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.