Hawthorne is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 87,854 people and 20 constituent neighborhoods, Hawthorne is the 87th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Hawthorne 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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hawthorne is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hawthorne is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hawthorne who work in office and administrative support (15.30%), sales jobs (10.42%), and food service (7.80%).
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Hawthorne 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 Hawthorne area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The education level of Hawthorne citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.62% of adults 25 and older in Hawthorne have a college degree.
The per capita income in Hawthorne in 2010 was $22,405, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $89,620 for a family of four. However, Hawthorne contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Hawthorne is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hawthorne 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 Hawthorne, accounting for 54.80% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Hawthorne residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Hawthorne include Nigerian, German, African, Irish, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Hawthorne's cultural character, accounting for 35.68% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Hawthorne is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Tagalog.