San Joaquin - Tranquillity, CA

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San Joaquin - Tranquillity is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 6,470 people and just one neighborhood, San Joaquin - Tranquillity is the 480th largest community in California.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, San Joaquin - Tranquillity is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 61.45% of the San Joaquin - Tranquillity workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, San Joaquin - Tranquillity is a town of farmers, fishers, or foresters, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in San Joaquin - Tranquillity who work in farm management occupations (42.47%), sales jobs (8.68%), and office and administrative support (7.01%).

Setting & Lifestyle

As is often the case in a small town, San Joaquin - Tranquillity doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.


In terms of college education, San Joaquin - Tranquillity ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 5.40% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in San Joaquin - Tranquillity in 2018 was $15,252, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $61,008 for a family of four. However, San Joaquin - Tranquillity contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

San Joaquin - Tranquillity is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call San Joaquin - Tranquillity 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 Joaquin - Tranquillity, accounting for 94.46% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of San Joaquin - Tranquillity residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in San Joaquin - Tranquillity include French, Irish, German, Portuguese, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of San Joaquin - Tranquillity's cultural character, accounting for 38.49% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in San Joaquin - Tranquillity is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and French.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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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 100.0% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.


NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 94.6% of the adult residents in the neighborhood do not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated adults than found in 96.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

Real Estate

Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 94.6% of the neighborhoods in America.


Did you know that the neighborhood has more Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 93.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 81.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 98.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in San Joaquin - Tranquillity are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 81.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 37.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 86.5% 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, 42.5% of the working population is employed in farming, forestry, or commercial fishing. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 19.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (17.8%), and 10.4% in executive, management, and professional occupations.


The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 81.1% of households. Some people also speak English (18.8%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in San Joaquin - Tranquillity, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (93.2%). There are also a number of people of French ancestry (3.3%), and residents who report Irish roots (2.0%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (1.1%). In addition, 38.5% 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 under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.0% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (77.9%) 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 (16.3%) . 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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