Maywood, CA
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Living in Maywood


Maywood is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 26,973 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.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Maywood is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 47.46% of the Maywood workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Maywood is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Maywood who work in office and administrative support (12.36%), sales jobs (8.76%), and food service (6.43%).

One downside of living in Maywood, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.33 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.

A lot of people in Maywood take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Maywood, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.

The population of Maywood has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 5.70% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Maywood in 2018 was $15,574, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $62,296 for a family of four. However, Maywood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 98.36% 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Greek.

Maywood also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 46.70%.

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