Bell Gardens, CA
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Bell Gardens is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 43,106 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Bell Gardens is the 198th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Bell Gardens 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.

Bell Gardens is a blue-collar town, with 46.62% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Bell Gardens is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bell Gardens who work in office and administrative support (13.30%), sales jobs (9.84%), and food service (6.44%).

Bell Gardens has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Bell Gardens has quite a high level of public transit users. Bell Gardens’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.

Bell Gardens ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 4.70% of people over 25 have a college degree.

The per capita income in Bell Gardens in 2010 was $11,460, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $45,840 for a family of four.

Bell Gardens is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bell Gardens 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 Bell Gardens, accounting for 96.49% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Bell Gardens residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bell Gardens include German, Irish, French , and English.

Bell Gardens also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 45.14%.

The most common language spoken in Bell Gardens is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Tagalog.