San Pablo, CA
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San Pablo is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 30,407 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, San Pablo is the 250th largest community in California.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, San Pablo is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, San Pablo is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in San Pablo who work in office and administrative support (13.58%), food service (9.77%), and maintenance occupations (9.48%).

One downside of living in San Pablo is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In San Pablo, the average commute to work is 32.14 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, San Pablo is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the San Pablo area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The percentage of adults in San Pablo with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.49% of adults in San Pablo have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in San Pablo in 2010 was $17,105, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $68,420 for a family of four. However, San Pablo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

San Pablo is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call San Pablo 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 Pablo, accounting for 54.79% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of San Pablo residents report their race to be Asian, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in San Pablo include Irish, English, Italian, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of San Pablo's cultural character, accounting for 42.23% of the city’s population.

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