Cudahy, CA
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Cudahy is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 24,311 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Cudahy is the 284th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Cudahy 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.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Cudahy is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 48.09% of the Cudahy workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Cudahy is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cudahy who work in office and administrative support (12.71%), sales jobs (9.28%), and maintenance occupations (6.00%).

In Cudahy, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.29 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Many people in Cudahy take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Cudahy citizens for affordable transportation.

Cudahy ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 4.64% of people over 25 have a college degree.

The per capita income in Cudahy in 2010 was $11,500, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $46,000 for a family of four. Cudahy also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.32% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Cudahy is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Cudahy 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 Cudahy, accounting for 96.17% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Cudahy residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Cudahy include Italian, Irish, Polish, and English.

In addition, Cudahy has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (46.31%).

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