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 (15.26%), sales jobs (10.62%), and management occupations (7.36%).
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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Antioch, the average commute to work is 39.94 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
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 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, 21.07% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Antioch in 2010 was $27,112, 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 $108,448 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 33.30% 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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Antioch's cultural character, accounting for 21.86% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Antioch is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.