Huntington Park, CA
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Huntington Park is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 59,430 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Huntington Park is the 147th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Huntington Park 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.

When you are in Huntington Park, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 43.22% of Huntington Park’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Huntington Park is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Huntington Park who work in office and administrative support (13.45%), sales jobs (10.90%), and maintenance occupations (6.33%).

One downside of living in Huntington Park is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Huntington Park, the average commute to work is 31.54 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly city. Many of Huntington Park’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

Many people in Huntington Park take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Huntington Park citizens for affordable transportation.

In terms of college education, Huntington Park ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 5.80% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Huntington Park in 2010 was $12,088, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $48,352 for a family of four. Huntington Park also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.26% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Huntington Park is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Huntington Park 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 Huntington Park, accounting for 97.50% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Huntington Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Huntington Park include English, Italian, Irish, and African.

In addition, Huntington Park has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (50.40%).

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