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Who Lives Here

Sour Lake Demographics

Education

High School

55%

Associate's

32%

Bachelor's

10%

Master's

2%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

39%

3 people

11%

4 people

33%

5 people

9%

6+ people

9%

Household Income

0-50k

45%

50-100k

32%

100-150k

14%

150-200k

4%

200k+

4%

Age

0-10

20%

10-20

15%

20-45

28%

45-65

23%

65+

13%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Sour Lake?

Rent Trends

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*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Sour Lake

Sour Lake Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

33%

15-30 Mins

20%

30-40 Mins

24%

40-60 Mins

15%

60+ Mins

8%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3636

Walk Score®

Percentage: 3737

Bike Score®

Sour Lake Education

Schools

Top Schools in Sour Lake

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Living in Sour Lake, TX

Sour Lake is a small town in Texas with just under 2,000 residents. Retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (18%) here than nationally (14%), while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the town's population, with an average age of just over 41, skews older than most cities in Texas. Home ownership is more common than renting in Sour Lake, and 23% of residents rent. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $825/month, which is $204/month less than the state average.

Compared to the state average, Sour Lake has a large concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (6%). Additionally, 8% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 1% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree. Sour Lake residents have a wide range of industries from which to choose. The four most common are retail, construction, education, and entertainment. Together, these industries make up 24% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 8% of the town's population works in sales, making it the top profession in the town. Sour Lake workers earn an average annual income of about $66K, a little less than the Texas average. Sour Lake's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).

Sour Lake has an average commute time of about 29 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the prevailing way to get to work, chosen by 43% of residents, while public transportation isn't used. Walking (2%) isn't a common means of commuting to work, though the number is higher than the national average.