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 332,318 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.

Santa Ana is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Santa Ana is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Santa Ana who work in maintenance occupations (11.49%), office and administrative support (11.24%), and sales jobs (9.71%).

One of the benefits of being a big city like Santa Ana is having a public transportation system, but in Santa Ana the transit system is the mode of choice for lots of people getting to and from work every day. You will find many people using the bus for their daily commute, even though other transportation options exist. If you ask these commuters, many will tell you that not having to drive in the snarl of big city traffic is one of main reasons for leaving the car at home, or even not owning a car at all. With so many people taking the bus Santa Ana benefits from a reduction in air pollution and traffic.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Santa Ana rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.98% of adults 25 and older in Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana in 2018 was $20,867, which is low income relative to California, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,468 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 76.76% 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: 43.31%.

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