Balcones Heights, Texas is a small town with just under 3,000 residents. Young professionals should fit right in, as they make up an above-average percentage of the community. Homeowners tend to be in the minority in the area, and 84% of residents are renters. The trend is driven in part by a relatively affordable average rent of $737 a month, which is $292 less than the state average.
With an average commute time of about 23 minutes, faster than most cities in the state, Balcones Heights residents find that it isn't overly time-consuming to travel to work. Driving a car or truck is the prevailing mode of getting to work, opted for by 46% of workers, while public transit is used by only 5% of the population. Relatively few residents (2%) walk to work, though the number surpasses the national average.
There are three primary industries in Balcones Heights: entertainment, healthcare, and support. Together, these industries make up 27% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the town's workers are in sales, making it the top profession in the town. With an average annual income of almost $39,000, Balcones Heights workers earn less than their peers elsewhere in Texas. The town's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. Balcones Heights has a relatively high concentration of residents older than 25 who possess an Associate's degree (7%) compared to the national average (5%). Furthermore, 7% possess a Bachelor's degree and 3% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree.