Los Banos is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 37,457 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Los Banos is the 217th largest community in California.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Los Banos is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 40.74% of the Los Banos workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Los Banos is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Los Banos who work in office and administrative support (14.89%), sales jobs (8.23%), and food service (8.19%).
One downside of living in Los Banos, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.02 minutes every day commuting to work.
The percentage of people in Los Banos with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.67% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Los Banos in 2010 was $16,509, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $66,036 for a family of four. However, Los Banos contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Los Banos is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Los Banos 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 Los Banos, accounting for 70.44% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Los Banos residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Los Banos include German, Italian, Irish, and English.
Los Banos also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 25.39%.
The most common language spoken in Los Banos is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.