Firebaugh, CA


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Firebaugh is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 8,330 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Firebaugh is the 452nd largest community in California.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Firebaugh is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 56.83% of the Firebaugh workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Firebaugh is a city of farmers, fishers, or foresters, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Firebaugh who work in farm management occupations (32.77%), office and administrative support (8.14%), and management occupations (7.19%).

As is often the case in a small city, Firebaugh doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The population of Firebaugh has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 3.75% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Firebaugh in 2010 was $12,490, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $49,960 for a family of four. Firebaugh also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.50% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Firebaugh is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Firebaugh 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 Firebaugh, accounting for 92.90% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Firebaugh residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Firebaugh include German, Irish, Danish, and Portuguese.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Firebaugh's cultural character, accounting for 40.67% of the city’s population.

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

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