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.

Hawthorne is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (16.27%), sales jobs (10.68%), and food service (8.10%).

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 percentage of adults in Hawthorne who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.04% of the adults in Hawthorne have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hawthorne in 2010 was $20,808, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,232 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 54.72% 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, Irish, African, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Hawthorne's cultural character, accounting for 34.77% of the city’s population.

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