Lathrop is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 20,866 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Lathrop is the 325th largest community in California. Lathrop 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 Lathrop, where the median household income is $62,267.00.
Housing costs in Lathrop 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.
Lathrop is a blue-collar town, with 37.47% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Lathrop is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lathrop who work in office and administrative support (13.81%), sales jobs (8.21%), and management occupations (6.05%).
One downside of living in Lathrop is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lathrop, the average commute to work is 34.24 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The citizens of Lathrop are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.73% of adults in Lathrop have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Lathrop in 2010 was $18,520, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,080 for a family of four. However, Lathrop contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lathrop is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lathrop 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 Lathrop, accounting for 41.55% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Lathrop residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Lathrop include Irish, Italian, Portuguese, and English.
Lathrop also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 30.01%.
The most common language spoken in Lathrop is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.