Hesperia, CA
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Hesperia is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 93,295 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Hesperia is the 78th largest community in California.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hesperia is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hesperia is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hesperia who work in office and administrative support (13.01%), sales jobs (11.44%), and food service (6.26%).

One downside of living in Hesperia is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Hesperia, the average commute to work is 34.62 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The population of Hesperia has a very low overall level of education: only 9.56% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Hesperia in 2010 was $16,369, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $65,476 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 51.80% 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 Irish, English, Italian, and French .

Hesperia also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.17%.

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