Santa Ana, CA

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Living in Santa Ana

Santa Ana is a large city located in the state of California. With a population of 332,725 people and 54 constituent neighborhoods, Santa Ana is the 11th 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.

Unlike some cities, Santa Ana isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Santa Ana are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Santa Ana is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Santa Ana who work in maintenance occupations (12.44%), office and administrative support (11.93%), and sales jobs (9.56%).

Santa Ana, like many big cities in America, has a public transportation system, but the citizens of Santa Ana are lucky because theirs is one of the most extensive and widely used. Many commuters choose to leave their cars at home and instead use the bus to get to and from work. In fact, for some people it is feasible to forgo car ownership entirely, avoiding the cost and headache of driving in heavy traffic. The benefits include reduced air pollution and load on the road network.

The citizens of Santa Ana are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.96% of adults in Santa Ana have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Santa Ana in 2010 was $19,517, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,068 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 76.80% 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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Santa Ana's cultural character, accounting for 44.52% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Santa Ana is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Vietnamese.