Hercules is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 26,276 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Hercules is the 281st largest community in California.
Housing costs in Hercules 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.
Hercules is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Hercules is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hercules who work in office and administrative support (12.69%), management occupations (11.94%), and healthcare (10.38%).
Also of interest is that Hercules has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One of the nice things about Hercules is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Hercules, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 39.67 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Hercules use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Hercules‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
The citizens of Hercules are among the most well-educated in the nation: 43.23% of adults in Hercules have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Hercules in 2018 was $45,392, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $181,568 for a family of four.
Hercules is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hercules home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hercules residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Hercules also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.82% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hercules include German, Irish, Other Arab, Turkish, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Hercules's cultural character, accounting for 33.53% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Hercules is English. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog and Spanish.