California City, CA


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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.

California City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (11.09%), sales jobs (10.69%), and management occupations (9.81%).

California City is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around California City, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.

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

Of important note, California City is also a city of artists. California City has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape California City’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.72% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, California City has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes California City a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

In California City, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.34 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

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 12.97% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in California City in 2010 was $22,908, which is lower middle income relative to California, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,632 for a family of four. However, California City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

California City is a very 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 29.57% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in California City include Irish, English, Swedish, and French .

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

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