Garland is a mid-sized city in Texas with a population of approximately 236,000. The city's population, at an average age of just under 36, is younger than most cities in Texas. Renters tend to be in the minority in Garland, and 62% of residents own their homes. The average rent of $1,080/month is just above the state average.
Many Garland residents work in one of three industries: retail, manufacturing, and healthcare. Combined, these industries make up 18% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 9% of residents work in sales, which ranks as the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of just over $67,000, Garland workers earn around $5,000 less than their peers elsewhere in Texas. Garland's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. Among Garland residents over the age of 25, 14% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
Garland residents have an average commute of about 31 minutes, longer than the Texas average of about 27 minutes. Driving is the most common mode of getting to work, opted for by 43% of workers, while public transportation isn't widely used. Walking isn't a common means of commuting to work.