Santa Fe Springs is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 18,026 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Santa Fe Springs is the 337th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Santa Fe Springs 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 Fe Springs isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Santa Fe Springs are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Santa Fe Springs is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Santa Fe Springs who work in office and administrative support (20.04%), sales jobs (8.51%), and management occupations (8.10%).
In terms of college education, the citizens of Santa Fe Springs rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.84% of adults 25 and older in Santa Fe Springs 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 Fe Springs in 2010 was $20,761, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,044 for a family of four. However, Santa Fe Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Santa Fe Springs is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Santa Fe Springs 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 Fe Springs, accounting for 78.84% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Santa Fe Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Santa Fe Springs include French , English, Italian, and Nigerian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Santa Fe Springs's cultural character, accounting for 23.54% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Santa Fe Springs is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Korean.