Irving, a mid-size city in Texas, has a population of slightly more than 236,000. Families with young children can expect to fit right in, as kids under 5 make up an above-average percentage of the community, though young professionals exist in large numbers as well. At an average age of just under 33, the city's residents skew younger than most cities in Texas. The majority of Irving residents rent, and 38% of residents own their homes. The average rent of $1,089 a month is a bit above the state average.
Irving residents have an average commute of about 26 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the most common way to get to work, chosen by 47% of workers, while public transit is not used extensively. Walking isn't a common means of commuting to work.
Many Irving residents work in one of three industries: retail, entertainment, and scientific. Combined, these industries make up 19% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in sales, making it the top field in the city. Irving workers bring in an average annual income of about $73,000, about the same as the Texas average. Irving's average income also is fairly on par with the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average (7%), Irving has a relatively high percentage of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 8% possess a Master's or a Doctorate. Additionally, 14% have a Bachelor's degree.