California City is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 13,277 people and three constituent neighborhoods, California City is the 361st largest community in California.
Unlike some cities, California City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in California City are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, California City is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in California City who work in office and administrative support (13.13%), sales jobs (11.17%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (10.12%).
There are many members of the armed forces living in California City. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, California City is worth considering.
One downside of living in California City, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.07 minutes every day commuting to work.
The percentage of people in California City with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.02% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in California City in 2010 was $21,114, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $84,456 for a family of four. However, California City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
California City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call California City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of California City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. California City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.76% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in California City include Irish, English, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in California City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.