Willis, TX

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Living in Willis

Willis is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 6,508 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Willis is the 330th largest community in Texas.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Willis is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.74% of the Willis workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Willis is a city of service providers, construction workers and builders, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Willis who work in maintenance occupations (9.88%), sales jobs (8.75%), and management occupations (7.65%).

One downside of living in Willis, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.64 minutes every day commuting to work.

In Willis, just 9.23% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Willis in 2010 was $15,884, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $63,536 for a family of four.

Willis is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Willis home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Willis residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Willis also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 36.38% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Willis include German, Irish, Polish, Swedish, and English.

Willis also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.18%.

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