Hesperia is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 100,971 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Hesperia is the 76th largest community in California.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Hesperia is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.65% of the Hesperia workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Hesperia is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hesperia who work in office and administrative support (10.76%), sales jobs (10.63%), and management occupations (7.35%).
In Hesperia, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.31 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The rate of college-level education in Hesperia is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.22% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Hesperia in 2018 was $20,228, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $80,912 for a family of four. However, Hesperia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Hesperia is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hesperia 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 Hesperia, accounting for 59.07% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Hesperia residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Hesperia include German, Irish, Italian, English, and French.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Hesperia's cultural character, accounting for 17.90% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Hesperia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.