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 152,939 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 (13.32%), sales jobs (11.12%), and food service (7.21%).

In Pomona, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.32 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Pomona citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.69% of adults 25 and older in Pomona have a college degree.

The per capita income in Pomona in 2010 was $18,936, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $75,744 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 70.61% 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, Irish, Italian, and French.

Pomona also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 34.14%.

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