Duarte is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 21,757 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Duarte is the 301st largest community in California.
Housing costs in Duarte 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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Duarte is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Duarte is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Duarte who work in office and administrative support (15.28%), sales jobs (11.59%), and management occupations (7.18%).
Also of interest is that Duarte has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One downside of living in Duarte, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.61 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.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Duarte use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Duarte‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
In terms of college education, Duarte is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.89% of adults in Duarte have a college degree.
The per capita income in Duarte in 2010 was $31,117, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $124,468 for a family of four. However, Duarte contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Duarte is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Duarte 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 Duarte, accounting for 48.85% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Duarte residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Duarte include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Armenian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Duarte's cultural character, accounting for 33.97% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Duarte is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.