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.
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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lathrop is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lathrop who work in office and administrative support (16.02%), sales jobs (9.54%), and management occupations (6.11%).
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 33.10 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: 13.39% of adults in Lathrop have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Lathrop in 2010 was $18,488, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $73,952 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. The greatest number of Lathrop residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Lathrop also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 43.07% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lathrop include Irish, Italian, English, and Swedish.
In addition, Lathrop has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (26.64%).
The most common language spoken in Lathrop is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.