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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Duarte, the average commute to work is 30.61 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Duarte is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Duarte area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The education level of Duarte citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.89% of adults in Duarte have at least a bachelor's 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.