Montebello, CA
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Montebello is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 63,921 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Montebello is the 134th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Montebello 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.

Montebello is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Montebello is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Montebello who work in office and administrative support (16.22%), sales jobs (12.23%), and management occupations (7.88%).

One downside of living in Montebello is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Montebello, the average commute to work is 36.03 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Montebello is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Montebello area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The percentage of adults in Montebello who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.72% of the adults in Montebello have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Montebello in 2010 was $20,819, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,276 for a family of four. However, Montebello contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Montebello is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Montebello 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 Montebello, accounting for 75.57% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Montebello residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Montebello include Italian, German, Russian, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Montebello's cultural character, accounting for 37.48% of the city’s population.

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