Bellflower is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 78,441 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Bellflower is the 102nd largest community in California.
Housing costs in Bellflower 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, Bellflower is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bellflower is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bellflower who work in office and administrative support (17.96%), sales jobs (9.62%), and management occupations (7.16%).
One downside of living in Bellflower, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.30 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.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Bellflower is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Bellflower, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The citizens of Bellflower are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.54% of adults in Bellflower have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Bellflower in 2010 was $20,213, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $80,852 for a family of four. However, Bellflower contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Bellflower is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bellflower 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 Bellflower, accounting for 54.20% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Bellflower residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bellflower include Irish, Dutch, English, and Italian.
In addition, Bellflower has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (29.19%).
The most common language spoken in Bellflower is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.