Southlake, TX
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Living in Southlake


Southlake is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 32,269 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Southlake is the 104th largest community in Texas.

Southlake home prices are not only among the most expensive in Texas, but Southlake real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Southlake is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 93.22% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Southlake is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Southlake who work in management occupations (26.43%), sales jobs (17.96%), and business and financial occupations (11.35%).

Also of interest is that Southlake has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 14.83% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

In addition, Southlake is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, Southlake is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Southlake really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Southlake perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

If knowledge is power, Southlake is a pretty powerful place. 68.23% of the adults in Southlake have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Southlake in 2018 was $85,864, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $343,456 for a family of four.

Southlake is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Southlake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Southlake residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Southlake include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Southlake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.