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. 42.58% 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, transportation and shipping workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Perris who work in office and administrative support (13.56%), sales jobs (8.30%), and maintenance occupations (5.59%).
One downside of living in Perris, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.70 minutes every day commuting to work.
The citizens of Perris have a very low rate of college education: just 8.49% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Perris in 2018 was $17,436, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $69,744 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 76.00% 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, Italian, English, and French.
Perris also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 29.99%.
The most common language spoken in Perris is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Tagalog.