Buena Park, CA


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Buena Park is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 83,270 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Buena Park is the 93rd largest community in California.

Housing costs in Buena Park 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.

Buena Park is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Buena Park is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Buena Park who work in office and administrative support (16.14%), sales jobs (13.67%), and management occupations (9.68%).

Also of interest is that Buena Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Buena Park is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Buena Park, the average commute to work is 31.02 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The overall education level of Buena Park citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.99% of adults in Buena Park have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Buena Park in 2010 was $24,588, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $98,352 for a family of four. However, Buena Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Buena Park is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Buena Park 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 Buena Park, accounting for 37.82% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Buena Park residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Buena Park include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

Buena Park also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 36.75%.

The most common language spoken in Buena Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.