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. Beaumont has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. 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.
Unlike some cities, Beaumont isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Beaumont are a mix of both white- and blue-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%).
In Beaumont, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.91 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 Beaumont is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Beaumont, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The education level of Beaumont citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.49% of adults in Beaumont have at least a bachelor's 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.
In addition, Beaumont has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.83%).
The most common language spoken in Beaumont is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.