Los Banos is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 41,036 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Los Banos is the 217th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Los Banos 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, Los Banos is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 40.18% 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 (12.17%), sales jobs (10.73%), and farm management occupations (6.41%).
In Los Banos, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.23 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
In Los Banos, just 10.46% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Los Banos in 2018 was $22,880, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,520 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 71.72% 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 Portuguese, German, Irish, Italian, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Los Banos's cultural character, accounting for 28.33% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Los Banos is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Portuguese.