Parlier is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 15,138 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Parlier is the 354th largest community in California.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Parlier is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 61.14% of the Parlier workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Parlier is a city of farmers, fishers, or foresters, transportation and shipping workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Parlier who work in farm management occupations (24.32%), sales jobs (8.15%), and office and administrative support (6.42%).
Parlier ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 4.70% of people over 25 have a college degree.
The per capita income in Parlier in 2010 was $11,039, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $44,156 for a family of four. However, Parlier contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Parlier also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 41.68% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Parlier is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Parlier 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 Parlier, accounting for 96.69% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Parlier residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Parlier include German, Greek, English, and Italian.
Parlier also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 42.67%.
The most common language spoken in Parlier is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Tagalog.