Balch Springs is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 25,007 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Balch Springs is the 116th largest community in Texas.
Balch Springs is a blue-collar town, with 42.90% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Balch Springs is a city of construction workers and builders, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Balch Springs who work in office and administrative support (11.09%), sales jobs (9.64%), and maintenance occupations (6.98%).
One downside of living in Balch Springs, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.75 minutes every day commuting to work.
In Balch Springs, just 7.21% 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 Balch Springs in 2018 was $17,181, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $68,724 for a family of four. However, Balch Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Balch Springs is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Balch Springs 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 Balch Springs, accounting for 57.02% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Balch Springs residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Balch Springs include Irish, German, English, Nigerian, and African.
In addition, Balch Springs has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (28.32%).
The most common language spoken in Balch Springs is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and African languages.