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.

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 (13.74%), sales jobs (10.01%), and management occupations (5.95%).

One downside of living in Moreno Valley, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.55 minutes every day commuting to work.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Moreno Valley rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.12% 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 $20,650, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $82,600 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 57.95% 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.

In addition, Moreno Valley has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (24.54%).

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