Antioch is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 111,674 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%).
In Antioch, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 39.79 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
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 citizens of Antioch are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.36% of adults in Antioch having a bachelor's degree or advanced 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 German, 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.