Garland is a relatively large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 242,035 people and 51 constituent neighborhoods, Garland is the 13th largest community in Texas.
Also of interest is that Garland has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.92% 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.
One downside of living in Garland is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Garland, the average commute to work is 31.55 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The education level of Garland citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.04% of adults in Garland have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Garland in 2018 was $27,464, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $109,856 for a family of four. However, Garland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Garland is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Garland 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 Garland, accounting for 43.14% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Garland residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Garland include English, German, Irish, African, and Ethiopian.
Garland also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 30.11%.
The most common language spoken in Garland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.