Live Oak is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 8,531 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Live Oak is the 434th largest community in California. Live Oak 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 Live Oak, where the median household income is $42,349.00.
Live Oak is a blue-collar town, with 47.68% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Live Oak is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Live Oak who work in farm management occupations (13.57%), sales jobs (9.63%), and office and administrative support (7.31%).
In Live Oak, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.05 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The population of Live Oak has a very low overall level of education: only 9.63% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Live Oak in 2010 was $16,936, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $67,744 for a family of four. However, Live Oak contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Live Oak is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Live Oak home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Live Oak residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Live Oak also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 55.52% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Live Oak include Irish, English, French , and Portuguese.
Live Oak also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 31.68%.
The most common language spoken in Live Oak is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Indic languages.