Phelan, CA


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Phelan is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 14,773 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Phelan is the 356th largest community in California.

When you are in Phelan, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 40.91% of Phelan’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Phelan is a town of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Phelan who work in office and administrative support (9.19%), sales jobs (8.87%), and management occupations (8.18%).

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Phelan has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Phelan has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Phelan than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Phelan may be for you.

One downside of living in Phelan is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Phelan, the average commute to work is 38.19 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The population of Phelan has a very low overall level of education: only 7.33% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Phelan in 2010 was $21,107, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $84,428 for a family of four. However, Phelan contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Phelan is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Phelan home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Phelan residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Phelan also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.17% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Phelan include Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.

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

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