Manteca is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 81,592 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Manteca is the 119th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Manteca 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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Manteca is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Manteca is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Manteca who work in office and administrative support (15.54%), sales jobs (10.77%), and management occupations (7.84%).
One downside of living in Manteca, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.40 minutes every day commuting to work.
The citizens of Manteca are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.15% of adults in Manteca have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Manteca in 2010 was $25,542, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $102,168 for a family of four. However, Manteca contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Manteca is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Manteca home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Manteca residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Manteca also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 40.30% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Manteca include German, Irish, Portuguese, Italian, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Manteca's cultural character, accounting for 16.05% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Manteca is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.