Delano, CA
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Delano is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 52,733 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Delano is the 163rd largest community in California.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Delano is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 53.84% of the Delano workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Delano is a city of farmers, fishers, or foresters, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Delano who work in farm management occupations (32.36%), office and administrative support (9.33%), and sales jobs (7.77%).

The citizens of Delano have a very low rate of college education: just 7.01% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Delano in 2010 was $10,455, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $41,820 for a family of four. Delano also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.20% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Delano is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Delano 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 Delano, accounting for 73.36% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Delano residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Delano include German, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Delano's cultural character, accounting for 37.88% of the city’s population.

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