Pico Rivera, CA
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Pico Rivera is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 64,218 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Pico Rivera is the 133rd largest community in California.

Housing costs in Pico Rivera are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Pico Rivera is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pico Rivera is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pico Rivera who work in office and administrative support (16.06%), sales jobs (11.69%), and food service (6.38%).

One downside of living in Pico Rivera, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.47 minutes every day commuting to work.

In Pico Rivera, just 11.27% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Pico Rivera in 2010 was $18,643, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,572 for a family of four. However, Pico Rivera contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Pico Rivera is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pico Rivera 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 Pico Rivera, accounting for 90.86% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Pico Rivera residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Pico Rivera include Irish, Italian, English, and French .

Pico Rivera also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 32.94%.

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