Fort Bliss, TX
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Fort Bliss is a somewhat small town located in the state of Texas. With a population of 11,260 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Fort Bliss is the 232nd largest community in Texas. Fort Bliss has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Fort Bliss, where the median household income is $55,722.00.

Fort Bliss is a military town: the armed forces employs 43.30% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Public Service and Healthcare are important in the local economy and are the town’s largest civilian employers, employing 31.17% and 15.44% of the civilian workforce respectively.

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Fort Bliss has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

A relatively large number of people in Fort Bliss telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.55% 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.

Fort Bliss’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Fort Bliss spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.43 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

In terms of college education, Fort Bliss is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.20% of adults in Fort Bliss have a college degree.

The per capita income in Fort Bliss in 2018 was $22,975, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,900 for a family of four. However, Fort Bliss contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fort Bliss is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Fort Bliss home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fort Bliss residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Fort Bliss also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 24.51% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fort Bliss include German, Irish, English, French, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Fort Bliss is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.

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