Hanford, CA


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Hanford is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 55,659 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Hanford is the 159th largest community in California.

Unlike some cities, Hanford isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Hanford are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hanford is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hanford who work in office and administrative support (14.25%), sales jobs (8.88%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (6.76%).

There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Hanford, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.

In terms of college education, Hanford is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.61% of adults 25 and older in Hanford have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hanford in 2010 was $22,307, which is lower middle income relative to California, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,228 for a family of four. However, Hanford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hanford is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hanford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hanford residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Hanford also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 46.96% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hanford include Portuguese, Irish, English, and Italian.

In addition, Hanford has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.39%).

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