Texas City is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Texas. With a population of 47,618 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Texas City is the 68th largest community in Texas.
Texas City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Texas City is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Texas City who work in office and administrative support (12.75%), sales jobs (10.71%), and food service (6.74%).
Texas City is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
The percentage of people in Texas City with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.55% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Texas City in 2010 was $21,303, which is middle income relative to Texas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,212 for a family of four. However, Texas City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Texas City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Texas City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Texas City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Texas City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.33% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Texas City include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Texas City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.