McFarland is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 13,985 people and two constituent neighborhoods, McFarland is the 381st largest community in California.
When you are in McFarland, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 64.57% of McFarland’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, McFarland is a city of farmers, fishers, or foresters, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in McFarland who work in farm management occupations (46.59%), office and administrative support (5.96%), and maintenance occupations (4.07%).
The population of McFarland has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 3.55% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in McFarland in 2010 was $9,097, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $36,388 for a family of four. McFarland also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 36.80% of its population below the federal poverty line.
McFarland is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call McFarland 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 McFarland, accounting for 93.97% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of McFarland residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in McFarland include Irish, English, Italian, and Lebanese.
In addition, McFarland has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (35.94%).
The most common language spoken in McFarland is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Arabic.