Spring Branch, TX


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Spring Branch is a somewhat small town located in the state of Texas. With a population of 9,285 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Spring Branch is the 260th largest community in Texas.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Spring Branch is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Spring Branch is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Spring Branch who work in office and administrative support (12.54%), management occupations (12.02%), and sales jobs (10.17%).

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

A relatively large number of people in Spring Branch telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.08% 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.

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!) Spring Branch 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. Spring Branch has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Spring Branch than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Spring Branch may be for you.

In Spring Branch, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.53 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

As is often the case in a small town, Spring Branch doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of people in Spring Branch who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.02% of adults in Spring Branch have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Spring Branch in 2010 was $33,823, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $135,292 for a family of four. However, Spring Branch contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Spring Branch is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Spring Branch home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Spring Branch residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Spring Branch also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.98% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Spring Branch include English, Irish, Italian, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Spring Branch is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

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