Gridley is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 6,582 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Gridley is the 476th largest community in California.
Unlike some cities, Gridley isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Gridley are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gridley is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Gridley who work in office and administrative support (13.38%), maintenance occupations (12.05%), and sales jobs (8.79%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.54% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
The citizens of Gridley are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.15% of adults in Gridley have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Gridley in 2010 was $16,870, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $67,480 for a family of four. However, Gridley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Gridley is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Gridley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gridley residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Gridley also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 50.55% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Gridley include Irish, English, European, and French .
Foreign born people are also an important part of Gridley's cultural character, accounting for 22.05% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Gridley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.