San Fernando, CA
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San Fernando is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 24,931 people and four constituent neighborhoods, San Fernando is the 286th largest community in California.

Housing costs in San Fernando 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, San Fernando is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, San Fernando is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in San Fernando who work in office and administrative support (17.71%), sales jobs (9.86%), and maintenance occupations (7.46%).

For the size of the city, public transportation in San Fernando is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For San Fernando, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The percentage of people in San Fernando with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.98% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in San Fernando in 2010 was $18,092, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $72,368 for a family of four. However, San Fernando contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

San Fernando is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call San Fernando 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 San Fernando, accounting for 90.74% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of San Fernando residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in San Fernando include Italian, German, Polish, and English.

In addition, San Fernando has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (37.38%).

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

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