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.

When you are in Maywood, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 48.95% of Maywood’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. 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 (13.17%), sales jobs (8.75%), and maintenance occupations (4.90%).

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 4.45% 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 $11,656, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $46,624 for a family of four. However, Maywood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Maywood is a somewhat 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 97.92% 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, Italian, Canadian, and Russian.

In addition, Maywood has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (46.13%).

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