Friendswood, TX

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Living in Friendswood

Friendswood is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 40,290 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Friendswood is the 85th largest community in Texas.

Friendswood real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Friendswood house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Friendswood is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Friendswood is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Friendswood who work in management occupations (14.67%), sales jobs (11.15%), and healthcare (9.69%).

Also of interest is that Friendswood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Friendswood is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Friendswood a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Friendswood has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Friendswood’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Friendswood, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.36 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The citizens of Friendswood are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.60% of adults in Friendswood have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Friendswood in 2018 was $50,568, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $202,272 for a family of four.

Friendswood is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Friendswood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Friendswood residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Friendswood also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.90% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Friendswood include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.

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