The small town of Hale Center, Texas is home to slightly more than 2,000 people. Young adults aged 15-24 can expect to feel right at home, as they account for an above-average percentage of the population, while young professionals are less well-represented. Just 27% of residents rent in Hale Center, as the majority own their homes. With a relatively low average rent of $635 per month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Texas. Each month, renters in Hale Center will pay around $393 less compared to the state average.
Hale Center residents have an average commute of about 21 minutes, quicker than the state average of about 27 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the most common mode of getting to work, chosen by 35% of commuters, while public transportation isn't used. Few residents commute to work on foot.
Hale Center has a relatively high percentage of residents older than 25 who have a high school degree or equivalent (19%) compared to the Texas average. In addition, 7% have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. There are two primary industries in Hale Center: retail and healthcare. Together, these industries make up 14% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in construction, as 7% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. With an average annual income of just under $47K, Hale Center workers earn less than the average Texas resident. Hale Center's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).
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