Moreno Valley is a relatively large city located in the state of California. With a population of 205,499 people and 44 constituent neighborhoods, Moreno Valley is the 21st largest community in California.
Unlike some cities, Moreno Valley isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Moreno Valley are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Moreno Valley is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Moreno Valley who work in office and administrative support (15.94%), sales jobs (11.24%), and management occupations (5.82%).
In Moreno Valley, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.38 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The citizens of Moreno Valley are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.71% of adults in Moreno Valley have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Moreno Valley in 2010 was $18,262, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $73,048 for a family of four. However, Moreno Valley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Moreno Valley is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Moreno Valley 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 Moreno Valley, accounting for 56.43% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Moreno Valley residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Moreno Valley include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
Foreign born people are also an important part of Moreno Valley's cultural character, accounting for 24.99% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Moreno Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.