Tomball, TX
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Tomball is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 11,540 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Tomball is the 217th largest community in Texas.

Tomball real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Tomball house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities, Tomball isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Tomball are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Tomball is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Tomball who work in office and administrative support (16.46%), management occupations (15.40%), and sales jobs (11.14%).

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

One downside of living in Tomball is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Tomball, the average commute to work is 30.34 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, Tomball is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.08% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Tomball in 2010 was $29,430, which is wealthy relative to Texas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $117,720 for a family of four. However, Tomball contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Tomball is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Tomball home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tomball residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Tomball also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.02% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Tomball include English, Irish, French , and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Tomball is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.