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.

When you are in Delano, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 53.55% of Delano’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Delano is a city of farmers, fishers, or foresters, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Delano who work in farm management occupations (32.82%), office and administrative support (9.19%), and sales jobs (7.54%).

In Delano, just 7.15% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Delano in 2010 was $11,058, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $44,232 for a family of four. Delano also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.31% 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 75.59% 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 Asian, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Delano include German, English, Italian, and Scottish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Delano's cultural character, accounting for 37.89% of the city’s population.

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