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.

Unlike some cities, Montebello isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Montebello are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (17.29%), sales jobs (11.12%), and management occupations (8.21%).

One downside of living in Montebello, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.47 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.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Montebello is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Montebello, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

In terms of college education, Montebello is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.60% of adults 25 and older in Montebello have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Montebello in 2010 was $20,972, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,888 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 76.07% 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 White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Montebello include Italian, German, Irish, and English.

Montebello also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 36.80%.

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