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Walnut Springs, TX

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Overview


Walnut Springs is a tiny city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 842 people and just one neighborhood, Walnut Springs is the 868th largest community in Texas.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Walnut Springs is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 54.11% of the Walnut Springs workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Walnut Springs is a city of production and manufacturing workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Walnut Springs who work in maintenance occupations (14.04%), farm management occupations (10.27%), and management occupations (9.25%).

In addition, many people in Walnut Springs have jobs in agriculture, more so than in most other communities in America. As a result, you will see quite a number of farms around town.

Setting & Lifestyle

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Walnut Springs has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Walnut Springs a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One downside of living in Walnut Springs, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.19 minutes every day commuting to work.

Walnut Springs is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Demographics

The population of Walnut Springs has a very low overall level of education: only 7.63% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Walnut Springs in 2022 was $22,174, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $88,696 for a family of four.

Walnut Springs is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Walnut Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Walnut Springs, accounting for 48.93% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Walnut Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Walnut Springs include German, Irish, English, European, and French.

The most common language spoken in Walnut Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Real Estate

Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 10 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 97.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 10.3% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.8% of all neighborhoods in America.

People

If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 7.6% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in Texas, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in Texas.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Walnut Springs are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 66.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 5.7% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 62.6% of America's neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the neighborhood, 39.1% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 28.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (17.0%), and 12.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 84.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (15.0%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in Walnut Springs, TX, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (25.0%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (14.1%), and residents who report Irish roots (10.9%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (8.7%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (1.5%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (28.7% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (86.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (6.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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