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.
Cudahy is a blue-collar town, with 47.24% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 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 (13.08%), sales jobs (10.96%), and food service (5.81%).
One downside of living in Cudahy, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.41 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
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 4.35% of people over 25 have a college degree.
The per capita income in Cudahy in 2010 was $11,400, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $45,600 for a family of four. Cudahy also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.82% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Cudahy is a very 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 97.35% 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 German, Irish, Swedish, and English.
In addition, Cudahy has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (47.56%).
The most common language spoken in Cudahy is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Vietnamese.