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.

Zapata is a blue-collar town, with 35.26% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Zapata is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Zapata who work in office and administrative support (13.18%), sales jobs (11.45%), and teaching (7.98%).

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.

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

In Zapata, just 12.48% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Zapata in 2010 was $20,171, which is middle income relative to Texas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $80,684 for a family of four. However, Zapata contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Zapata home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Zapata residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Zapata also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 95.77% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Zapata include German, Scots-Irish, Irish, and Yugoslavian.

In addition, Zapata has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.69%).

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

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