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 15,741 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 96.96% 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 (18.60%), legal occupations (14.18%), and healthcare (13.55%).

Of important note, West University Place is also a city of artists. West University Place has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape West University Place’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.78% 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". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

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.

If knowledge is power, West University Place is a pretty powerful place. 86.63% of the adults in West University Place have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in West University Place in 2010 was $105,990, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $423,960 for a family of four.

West University Place is a somewhat 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 English, Irish, French , and Italian.

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