San Elizario is a somewhat small town located in the state of Texas. With a population of 8,999 people and three constituent neighborhoods, San Elizario is the 179th largest community in Texas.
When you are in San Elizario, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 45.47% of San Elizario’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, San Elizario is a town of construction workers and builders, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in San Elizario who work in office and administrative support (10.86%), maintenance occupations (8.52%), and food service (7.40%).
In San Elizario, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.57 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
In San Elizario, just 7.09% 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 San Elizario in 2010 was $8,852, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $35,408 for a family of four. San Elizario also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 51.95% of its population below the federal poverty line.
San Elizario is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call San Elizario home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in San Elizario, accounting for 99.87% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of San Elizario residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in San Elizario include French , Irish, Yugoslavian, and Other West Indian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of San Elizario's cultural character, accounting for 32.51% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in San Elizario is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and African languages.