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, Bellflower isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bellflower are a mix 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 (18.26%), sales jobs (9.07%), and management occupations (6.48%).
One downside of living in Bellflower is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Bellflower, the average commute to work is 30.63 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, Bellflower 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 Bellflower area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Bellflower rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.63% of adults 25 and older in Bellflower have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Bellflower in 2010 was $20,157, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $80,628 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 54.25% 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.
Bellflower also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 29.21%.
The most common language spoken in Bellflower is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.