West University Place is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 15,585 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 96.05% 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 (20.24%), healthcare (16.87%), and business and financial occupations (13.36%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.21% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
West University Place is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, West University Place’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
If knowledge is power, West University Place is a pretty powerful place. 86.90% 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 2018 was $125,712, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $502,848 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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of West University Place's cultural character, accounting for 17.03% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in West University Place is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.