Lathrop is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 23,284 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Lathrop is the 325th largest community in California. Much of the housing stock in Lathrop was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Lathrop economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Lathrop, where the median household income is $82,658.00.
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.
When you are in Lathrop, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 38.68% of Lathrop’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Lathrop is a city of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lathrop who work in office and administrative support (11.59%), sales jobs (9.55%), and management occupations (5.95%).
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 37.07 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The percentage of adults in Lathrop who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.96% of the adults in Lathrop have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lathrop in 2010 was $24,245, 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 $96,980 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 41.59% 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 (34.45%).
The most common language spoken in Lathrop is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.