Baldwin Park is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 77,071 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Baldwin Park is the 105th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Baldwin Park 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.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Baldwin Park is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.87% of the Baldwin Park workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Baldwin Park is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Baldwin Park who work in office and administrative support (14.31%), sales jobs (10.31%), and maintenance occupations (6.97%).
In Baldwin Park, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.58 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Baldwin Park is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Baldwin Park, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The percentage of people in Baldwin Park with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.30% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Baldwin Park in 2010 was $15,419, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $61,676 for a family of four. However, Baldwin Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Baldwin Park is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Baldwin Park 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 Baldwin Park, accounting for 77.90% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Baldwin Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Baldwin Park include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
In addition, Baldwin Park has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (44.67%).
The most common language spoken in Baldwin Park is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Chinese.