Gardena, CA
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Gardena is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 60,447 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Gardena is the 144th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Gardena 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.

Gardena is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Gardena is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Gardena who work in office and administrative support (18.38%), sales jobs (10.46%), and management occupations (6.32%).

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Gardena 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 Gardena area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Gardena citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.66% of adults in Gardena have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Gardena in 2010 was $23,230, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $92,920 for a family of four. However, Gardena contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Gardena is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Gardena 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 Gardena, accounting for 36.04% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Gardena residents report their race to be Asian, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Gardena include Irish, English, Italian, and African.

In addition, Gardena has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (32.97%).

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