Huron is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 6,836 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Huron is the 473rd largest community in California.
Huron is a blue-collar town, with 68.50% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Huron is a city of farmers, fishers, or foresters, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Huron who work in farm management occupations (52.67%), maintenance occupations (6.42%), and sales jobs (6.21%).
In Huron, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.42 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
For a small city, Huron has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Huron exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.
Huron ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 1.90% of people over 25 have a college degree.
The per capita income in Huron in 2010 was $9,968, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $39,872 for a family of four. Huron also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.61% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Huron is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Huron 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 Huron, accounting for 97.89% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Huron residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Huron include Irish, English, Yugoslavian, and Other West Indian.
Huron also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 54.08%.
The most common language spoken in Huron is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and African languages.