The Colony is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 42,408 people and six constituent neighborhoods, The Colony is the 84th largest community in Texas.
The Colony real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although The Colony house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
The Colony is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.52% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, The Colony is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in The Colony who work in office and administrative support (16.18%), sales jobs (15.76%), and management occupations (13.04%).
Also of interest is that The Colony has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One downside of living in The Colony is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In The Colony, the average commute to work is 30.98 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, The Colony is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the The Colony area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The overall education level of The Colony citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.81% of adults in The Colony have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in The Colony in 2010 was $36,329, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $145,316 for a family of four. However, The Colony contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The Colony is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call The Colony home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of The Colony residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. The Colony also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.24% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in The Colony include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in The Colony is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.