La Quinta is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 40,476 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, La Quinta is the 212th largest community in California.
Housing costs in La Quinta 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 Quinta is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.74% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, La Quinta is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in La Quinta who work in sales jobs (14.66%), management occupations (14.54%), and office and administrative support (12.05%).
Another notable thing is that La Quinta is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the city’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
The citizens of La Quinta are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.87% of adults in La Quinta have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in La Quinta in 2010 was $39,021, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $156,084 for a family of four. However, La Quinta contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
La Quinta is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call La Quinta home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of La Quinta residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. La Quinta also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 33.08% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in La Quinta include English, Irish, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in La Quinta is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.