Moreno Valley, CA
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Living in Moreno Valley


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.

Moreno Valley is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (16.15%), sales jobs (11.08%), and management occupations (5.96%).

One downside of living in Moreno Valley is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Moreno Valley, the average commute to work is 32.76 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Moreno Valley use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Moreno Valley‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The citizens of Moreno Valley are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.22% of adults in Moreno Valley have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Moreno Valley in 2010 was $18,796, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $75,184 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 56.48% 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Moreno Valley include English, Irish, Italian, and French .

In addition, Moreno Valley has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (24.30%).

The most common language spoken in Moreno Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.