Arvin is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 20,876 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Arvin is the 317th largest community in California.
Arvin is a blue-collar town, with 67.32% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Arvin is a city of farmers, fishers, or foresters, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Arvin who work in farm management occupations (46.02%), office and administrative support (8.78%), and food service (4.82%).
Arvin ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 2.68% of people over 25 have a college degree.
The per capita income in Arvin in 2010 was $10,582, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $42,328 for a family of four.
Arvin is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Arvin 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 Arvin, accounting for 91.27% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Arvin residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Arvin include Irish, English, Italian, and Other Arab.
Arvin also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 47.64%.
The most common language spoken in Arvin is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Arabic.