Placentia, CA
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Placentia is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 52,495 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Placentia is the 171st largest community in California.

Housing costs in Placentia 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.

Placentia is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Placentia is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Placentia who work in office and administrative support (14.34%), management occupations (12.84%), and sales jobs (11.27%).

The population of Placentia is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.80% of adults in Placentia have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Placentia in 2010 was $30,977, which is upper middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $123,908 for a family of four. However, Placentia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Placentia is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Placentia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Placentia residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Placentia also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 38.15% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Placentia include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

Placentia also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 26.22%.

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