Hawthorne, CA
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Living in Hawthorne


Hawthorne is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 86,068 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 (14.04%), sales jobs (10.09%), and management occupations (7.25%).

In Hawthorne, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.75 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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 is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.29% of adults in Hawthorne have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Hawthorne in 2018 was $25,645, 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 $102,580 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 54.85% 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 German, African, Nigerian, Irish, and English.

In addition, Hawthorne has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (35.63%).

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