Antioch is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 111,535 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.
Antioch is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (13.89%), sales jobs (10.49%), and management occupations (7.48%).
Also of interest is that Antioch has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One downside of living in Antioch, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 39.84 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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Antioch is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Antioch area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The education level of Antioch citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.96% of adults 25 and older in Antioch have a college degree.
The per capita income in Antioch in 2010 was $28,138, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $112,552 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 33.60% 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 (22.09%).
The most common language spoken in Antioch is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.