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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.14 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in San Pablo use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of San Pablo‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

In terms of college education, the citizens of San Pablo rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.49% of adults 25 and older in San Pablo have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

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.

San Pablo also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 42.23%.

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