Antioch is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 110,898 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Antioch is the 64th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Antioch are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Antioch is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Antioch is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Antioch who work in office and administrative support (15.85%), sales jobs (11.04%), and management occupations (7.84%).
One downside of living in Antioch, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 39.79 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Antioch is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Antioch, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The population of Antioch overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Antioch, 21.36% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Antioch in 2010 was $26,385, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,540 for a family of four. However, Antioch contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Antioch is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Antioch home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Antioch, accounting for 32.78% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Antioch residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Antioch include Irish, Italian, English, and French .
In addition, Antioch has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.91%).
The most common language spoken in Antioch is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.