La Puente is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 40,745 people and 20 constituent neighborhoods, La Puente is the 204th largest community in California.
Housing costs in La Puente 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.
La Puente is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, La Puente is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in La Puente who work in office and administrative support (15.33%), sales jobs (11.27%), and food service (6.81%).
One downside of living in La Puente is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In La Puente, the average commute to work is 32.69 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The citizens of La Puente have a very low rate of college education: just 8.99% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in La Puente in 2010 was $15,509, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $62,036 for a family of four. However, La Puente contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
La Puente is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call La Puente 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 La Puente, accounting for 85.56% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of La Puente residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in La Puente include German, Italian, English, and Scottish.
La Puente also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 40.68%.
The most common language spoken in La Puente is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Chinese.