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.
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 (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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 39.94 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 citizens of Antioch are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.07% of adults in Antioch having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Antioch in 2010 was $27,112, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. 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.