Ione is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 8,568 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ione is the 442nd largest community in California. Ione 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 Ione, where the median household income is $73,036.00.
Unlike some cities, Ione isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ione are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ione is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ione who work in management occupations (14.50%), food service (13.55%), and sales jobs (11.08%).
Also of interest is that Ione has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In Ione, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.28 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small city, Ione doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The rate of college-level education in Ione is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.86% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Ione in 2018 was $21,794, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $87,176 for a family of four. However, Ione contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Ione is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Ione home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ione residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Ione also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.22% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ione include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Ione is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.