Montclair is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 38,690 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Montclair is the 215th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Montclair 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, Montclair is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Montclair is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Montclair who work in office and administrative support (14.06%), sales jobs (9.30%), and food service (8.28%).
One downside of living in Montclair, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.23 minutes every day commuting to work.
The rate of college-level education in Montclair is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.52% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Montclair in 2010 was $17,881, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $71,524 for a family of four. However, Montclair contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Montclair is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Montclair 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 Montclair, accounting for 68.48% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Montclair residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Montclair include Irish, English, Dutch, and European.
Montclair also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 34.48%.
The most common language spoken in Montclair is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Vietnamese.