Maywood, CA
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Maywood is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 27,888 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Maywood is the 261st largest community in California.

Housing costs in Maywood 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.

Maywood is a blue-collar town, with 46.46% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Maywood is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Maywood who work in office and administrative support (13.81%), sales jobs (8.70%), and personal care services (5.55%).

One downside of living in Maywood, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.27 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Many people in Maywood take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Maywood citizens for affordable transportation.

The population of Maywood has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 4.73% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Maywood in 2010 was $12,110, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $48,440 for a family of four. However, Maywood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Maywood also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.12% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Maywood is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Maywood 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 Maywood, accounting for 97.98% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Maywood residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Maywood include Irish, English, Russian, and African.

In addition, Maywood has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (45.24%).

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