Beaumont is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 45,349 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Beaumont is the 214th largest community in California. Much of the housing stock in Beaumont was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Beaumont economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Beaumont, where the median household income is $68,369.00.
Housing costs in Beaumont 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.
Beaumont is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Beaumont is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Beaumont who work in office and administrative support (13.44%), sales jobs (10.56%), and healthcare (10.31%).
One downside of living in Beaumont is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Beaumont, the average commute to work is 31.91 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Beaumont 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 Beaumont area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The citizens of Beaumont are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.49% of adults in Beaumont having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Beaumont in 2010 was $26,066, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $104,264 for a family of four. However, Beaumont contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Beaumont is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Beaumont 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 Beaumont, accounting for 42.41% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Beaumont residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Beaumont include Irish, English, Italian, and European.
Beaumont also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.83%.
The most common language spoken in Beaumont is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.