Indio is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 89,793 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Indio is the 103rd largest community in California. Indio has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Indio, where the median household income is $49,551.00.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Indio is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Indio is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Indio who work in sales jobs (12.44%), maintenance occupations (11.50%), and office and administrative support (11.35%).
The percentage of adults in Indio with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.01% of adults in Indio have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Indio in 2010 was $22,249, which is lower middle income relative to California, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,996 for a family of four. However, Indio contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Indio is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Indio 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 Indio, accounting for 67.94% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Indio residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Indio include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Indio's cultural character, accounting for 27.41% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Indio is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Korean.