Perris, CA

Perris profile

Living in Perris

Perris is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 79,291 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Perris is the 118th largest community in California.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Perris is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 41.71% of the Perris workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Perris is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Perris who work in office and administrative support (13.37%), sales jobs (8.51%), and food service (5.17%).

One downside of living in Perris, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.30 minutes every day commuting to work.

In Perris, just 9.19% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Perris in 2018 was $19,205, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $76,820 for a family of four. However, Perris contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Perris is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Perris 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 Perris, accounting for 76.83% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Perris residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Perris include Irish, German, Jamaican, Italian, and Belizean.

Perris also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 30.37%.

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