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, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Norco who work in office and administrative support (15.59%), sales jobs (14.67%), and management occupations (11.48%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.26% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

One downside of living in Norco is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Norco, the average commute to work is 36.05 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, Norco is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.07% of adults 25 and older in Norco have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Norco in 2010 was $28,358, 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 $113,432 for a family of four. However, Norco contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Norco is an extremely 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 31.50% 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.