Madera, CA
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Madera profile

Living in Madera

Madera is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 66,224 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Madera is the 139th largest community in California.

When you are in Madera, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 42.65% of Madera’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Madera is a city of farmers, fishers, or foresters, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Madera who work in farm management occupations (19.53%), office and administrative support (9.77%), and sales jobs (9.33%).

The rate of college-level education in Madera is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.04% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Madera in 2018 was $18,214, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $72,856 for a family of four. However, Madera contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Madera is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Madera 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 Madera, accounting for 78.26% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Madera residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Madera include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Madera's cultural character, accounting for 28.07% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Madera is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Arabic.