Windcrest is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 5,828 people and just one neighborhood, Windcrest is the 343rd largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities, Windcrest isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Windcrest are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Windcrest is a city of professionals, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Windcrest who work in teaching (18.36%), food service (10.53%), and management occupations (8.77%).
Also of interest is that Windcrest has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Windcrest telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.55% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
The education level of Windcrest ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Windcrest, 47.61% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Windcrest in 2018 was $39,892, which is wealthy relative to Texas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $159,568 for a family of four. However, Windcrest contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Windcrest is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Windcrest home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Windcrest residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Windcrest also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 32.64% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Windcrest include German, English, Irish, Italian, and African.
The most common language spoken in Windcrest is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Windcrest, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Significantly, 1.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Persian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Windcrest are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 59.4% of the neighborhoods in America. With 23.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 73.2% of U.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, 45.1% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 22.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (17.6%), and 15.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 68.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Chinese and Polish.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Windcrest, TX, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (31.2%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (10.6%), and residents who report English roots (10.2%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (9.1%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (6.9%), among others. In addition, 10.9% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (50.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (70.9%) 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 (21.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.