Raisin City, CA

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Raisin City is a tiny town located in the state of California. With a population of 303 people and just one neighborhood, Raisin City is the 820th largest community in California.

Occupations and Workforce

When you are in Raisin City, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 61.96% of Raisin City’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Raisin City is a town of farmers, fishers, or foresters, transportation and shipping workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Raisin City who work in farm management occupations (29.35%), teaching (10.87%), and sales jobs (9.78%).

Setting & Lifestyle

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!) Raisin City 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. Raisin City has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Raisin City than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Raisin City may be for you.

In Raisin City, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.89 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Raisin City is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.


The population of Raisin City has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 4.90% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Raisin City in 2018 was $16,910, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $67,640 for a family of four. Raisin City also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.66% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Raisin City is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Raisin City 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 Raisin City, accounting for 75.16% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Raisin City residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Raisin City include Italian, Iranian, Yugoslavian, Other West Indian, and West Indian.

Raisin City also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 43.46%.

The most common language spoken in Raisin City is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Miao/Hmong.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.


Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 99.7% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.

Real Estate

The real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 97.1% of all neighborhoods in America, with 37.4% of the occupied housing here being classified as mobile homes. So if you are looking for a mobile home, or you like the look and feel of mobile home parks, this neighborhood might have the setting you desire.

In addition, uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 33 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 92.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.


Of note, 54.5% of the children in this area live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for the depth of the problem manifested here.


Did you know that the neighborhood has more Mexican and Armenian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 73.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry and 0.7% have Armenian ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Raisin City are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 80.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 54.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 95.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the neighborhood, 27.8% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is farming, forestry, or commercial fishing, with 23.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (21.7%), and 20.4% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.


The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 62.2% of households. Some people also speak English (34.3%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in Raisin City, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (73.0%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (4.3%), and residents who report Asian roots (2.5%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (2.2%), along with some Portuguese ancestry residents (1.7%), among others. In addition, 28.1% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (35.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (86.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (9.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

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