Norco, CA
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Norco is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 26,289 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Norco is the 263rd largest community in California.

Housing costs in Norco 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, Norco is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Norco is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Norco who work in office and administrative support (15.43%), sales jobs (14.75%), and management occupations (11.57%).

A relatively large number of people in Norco telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.78% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In Norco, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.84 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Norco citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.32% of adults 25 and older in Norco have a college degree.

The per capita income in Norco in 2010 was $27,702, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $110,808 for a family of four. However, Norco contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Norco is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Norco home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Norco residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Norco also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.89% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Norco include Irish, English, European, and Italian.

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