Antioch is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 110,542 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, Antioch isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Antioch are a mix 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 (16.77%), sales jobs (11.29%), and management occupations (7.78%).
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 37.60 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 percentage of adults in Antioch who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.17% of the adults in Antioch have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Antioch in 2010 was $25,499, 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 $101,996 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. The greatest number of Antioch residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Antioch also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 34.03% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Antioch include Irish, Italian, English, and Portuguese.
Antioch also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.96%.
The most common language spoken in Antioch is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.