Lathrop is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 24,483 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Lathrop is the 325th largest community in California. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Lathrop, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Lathrop, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Lathrop’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Lathrop does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $85,805.00.
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.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Lathrop is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.04% of the Lathrop workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 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 (11.39%), sales jobs (9.83%), and management occupations (5.67%).
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 37.54 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The education level of Lathrop citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.44% of adults 25 and older in Lathrop have a college degree.
The per capita income in Lathrop in 2018 was $25,337, 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 $101,348 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 43.02% 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Portuguese.
In addition, Lathrop has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (35.15%).
The most common language spoken in Lathrop is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.