Greenfield is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 17,184 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Greenfield is the 336th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Greenfield 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.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Greenfield is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 53.99% of the Greenfield workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Greenfield is a city of farmers, fishers, or foresters, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Greenfield who work in farm management occupations (32.49%), office and administrative support (9.26%), and sales jobs (8.26%).
The population of Greenfield has a very low overall level of education: only 6.56% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Greenfield in 2010 was $13,243, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $52,972 for a family of four. However, Greenfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Greenfield is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Greenfield 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 Greenfield, accounting for 90.90% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Greenfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Greenfield include English, French , Other Arab, and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Greenfield's cultural character, accounting for 41.95% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Greenfield is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Indic languages.