Atwater is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 29,237 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Atwater is the 256th largest community in California.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Atwater is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.47% of the Atwater workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Atwater is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Atwater who work in office and administrative support (11.91%), sales jobs (11.76%), and farm management occupations (7.99%).
The percentage of adults in Atwater with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.27% of adults in Atwater have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Atwater in 2010 was $17,969, which is lower middle income relative to California, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $71,876 for a family of four. However, Atwater contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Atwater is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Atwater 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 Atwater, accounting for 53.25% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Atwater residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Atwater include English, Irish, Portuguese, and Italian.
In addition, Atwater has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (20.49%).
The most common language spoken in Atwater is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.