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.
Atwater is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. 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 (14.66%), sales jobs (11.21%), and farm management occupations (7.56%).
The citizens of Atwater are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.45% of adults in Atwater have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Atwater in 2010 was $18,663, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,652 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. The greatest number of Atwater residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Atwater also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 51.51% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Atwater include Irish, English, Portuguese, and Italian.
Atwater also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.62%.
The most common language spoken in Atwater is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Miao/Hmong.