Moreno Valley, CA

Moreno Valley profile

Living in Moreno Valley

Moreno Valley is a relatively large city located in the state of California. With a population of 213,055 people and 44 constituent neighborhoods, Moreno Valley is the 21st largest community in California.

Housing costs in Moreno Valley 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, Moreno Valley is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Moreno Valley is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Moreno Valley who work in office and administrative support (13.75%), sales jobs (9.37%), and management occupations (6.18%).

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 33.77 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Moreno Valley rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.29% of adults 25 and older in Moreno Valley have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Moreno Valley in 2018 was $21,443, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $85,772 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 58.74% 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

Moreno Valley also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 24.98%.

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