Hesperia, CA

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Living in Hesperia

Hesperia is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 95,274 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Hesperia is the 78th largest community in California.

When you are in Hesperia, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 35.61% of Hesperia’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. 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 sales jobs (11.70%), office and administrative support (10.32%), and management occupations (7.51%).

One downside of living in Hesperia, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.88 minutes every day commuting to work.

In Hesperia, just 9.99% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Hesperia in 2018 was $18,952, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $75,808 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 57.88% 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, English, Italian, and French.

Hesperia also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.62%.

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