Santa Ana is a large city located in the state of California. With a population of 309,441 people and 57 constituent neighborhoods, Santa Ana is the 13th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Santa Ana 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.
One thing noticeable about Santa Ana, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Santa Ana is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Santa Ana a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Santa Ana is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.
In terms of college education, Santa Ana is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.29% of adults 25 and older in Santa Ana have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Santa Ana in 2018 was $24,766, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,064 for a family of four. However, Santa Ana contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Santa Ana is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana, accounting for 76.72% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Santa Ana residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Santa Ana include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
Santa Ana also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 41.65%.
The most common language spoken in Santa Ana is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Vietnamese.