South Houston, TX
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South Houston is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 17,544 people and four constituent neighborhoods, South Houston is the 148th largest community in Texas.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, South Houston is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 43.60% of the South Houston workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, South Houston is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in South Houston who work in office and administrative support (13.59%), sales jobs (10.04%), and maintenance occupations (9.00%).

The citizens of South Houston have a very low rate of college education: just 7.23% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in South Houston in 2010 was $14,963, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $59,852 for a family of four. However, South Houston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

South Houston is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call South Houston 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 South Houston, accounting for 89.15% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of South Houston residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in South Houston include Irish, German, Italian, and African.

South Houston also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 37.85%.

The most common language spoken in South Houston is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Chinese.