Hawthorne, CA
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Hawthorne is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 88,451 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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hawthorne who work in office and administrative support (16.85%), sales jobs (10.27%), and food service (7.46%).

For the size of the city, public transportation in Hawthorne is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Hawthorne, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

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. 19.08% of adults 25 and older in Hawthorne have a college degree.

The per capita income in Hawthorne in 2010 was $20,445, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $81,780 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 53.64% 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Hawthorne include Irish, English, Nigerian, and Belizean.

Hawthorne also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 33.82%.

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