West University Place, TX
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West University Place is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 15,608 people and three constituent neighborhoods, West University Place is the 170th largest community in Texas.

West University Place home prices are not only among the most expensive in Texas, but West University Place real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

West University Place is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 95.66% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, West University Place is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in West University Place who work in management occupations (19.19%), healthcare (15.56%), and business and financial occupations (12.27%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.59% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

In addition, West University Place is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, West University Place is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, West University Place really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is West University Place perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to West University Place, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. West University Place is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 86.51% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in West University Place in 2010 was $117,842, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $471,368 for a family of four.

West University Place is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call West University Place home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West University Place residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in West University Place include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in West University Place is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.