Pomona, CA

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Living in Pomona

Pomona is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 151,691 people and 31 constituent neighborhoods, Pomona is the 35th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Pomona 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, Pomona isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Pomona are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pomona is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pomona who work in office and administrative support (11.38%), sales jobs (10.56%), and food service (6.86%).

One downside of living in Pomona is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Pomona, the average commute to work is 31.27 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, Pomona is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.02% of adults 25 and older in Pomona have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Pomona in 2018 was $21,257, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $85,028 for a family of four. However, Pomona contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Pomona is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pomona 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 Pomona, accounting for 71.71% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Pomona residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Pomona include German, English, Italian, Irish, and French.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Pomona's cultural character, accounting for 34.14% of the city’s population.

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