Baldwin Park, CA
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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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Baldwin Park is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 (14.65%), sales jobs (9.77%), and food service (6.94%).

One downside of living in Baldwin Park, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.16 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Baldwin Park 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 bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Baldwin Park area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

In Baldwin Park, just 11.28% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Baldwin Park in 2010 was $15,778, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $63,112 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 75.91% 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 Asian, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Baldwin Park include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Baldwin Park's cultural character, accounting for 44.53% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Baldwin Park is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Chinese.