Balch Springs is a small city in Texas with a population of slightly less than 25,000. Families with young children will feel right at home, as kids under 5 make up an above-average 10% of the population, though young adults are well-represented as well. Overall, the city's population, with an average age of just under 30, skews decidedly younger than most cities in Texas. The majority of Balch Springs residents own their homes, and 40% of residents rent. Renters in the city benefit from a relatively low average rent of $938 a month, which is $91 a month less than the state average.
Three percent of Balch Springs residents over the age of 25 possess a Bachelor's degree, while 1% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree. There are two primary industries in Balch Springs: construction and retail. Together, these industries make up 15% of the city's workforce. With an average annual income of just over $53,000, Balch Springs workers bring in about $20,000 less than their peers elsewhere in the state. Balch Springs's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345.
Averaging about 35 minutes, Balch Springs's commute time is longer than the Texas average of about 27 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the prevailing way to get to work, chosen by 35% of commuters, while public transportation is not widely used. Not many commuters walk to work.