Riverbank is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 24,780 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Riverbank is the 294th largest community in California.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Riverbank is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.58% of the Riverbank workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Riverbank is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Riverbank who work in office and administrative support (13.02%), sales jobs (7.78%), and management occupations (7.08%).
The percentage of people in Riverbank with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.84% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Riverbank in 2010 was $23,595, which is lower middle income relative to California, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $94,380 for a family of four. However, Riverbank contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Riverbank is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Riverbank 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 Riverbank, accounting for 56.93% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Riverbank residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Riverbank include German, Irish, English, Portuguese, and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Riverbank's cultural character, accounting for 25.80% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Riverbank is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.