Zapata, TX
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Zapata is a somewhat small town located in the state of Texas. With a population of 5,198 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Zapata is the 357th largest community in Texas.

When you are in Zapata, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 39.31% of Zapata’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Zapata is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Zapata who work in office and administrative support (9.94%), sales jobs (9.67%), and management occupations (9.07%).

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Zapata has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Zapata has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Zapata than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Zapata may be for you.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Zapata spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.92 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

As is often the case in a small town, Zapata doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The rate of college-level education in Zapata is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.12% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Zapata in 2010 was $23,370, which is upper middle income relative to Texas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $93,480 for a family of four. However, Zapata contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Zapata is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Zapata home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Zapata, accounting for 94.91% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Zapata residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Zapata include English, Scots-Irish, Irish, and Yugoslavian.

In addition, Zapata has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (23.19%).

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

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