Perris, CA
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Perris is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 74,971 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Perris is the 118th largest community in California.

Perris is a blue-collar town, with 35.90% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 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 (15.54%), maintenance occupations (10.07%), and sales jobs (9.96%).

One downside of living in Perris, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.92 minutes every day commuting to work.

The citizens of Perris have a very low rate of college education: just 8.22% 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 2010 was $13,516, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $54,064 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 73.65% 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Perris include German, English, Italian, and Ethiopian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Perris's cultural character, accounting for 27.87% of the city’s population.

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