Santa Paula, CA
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Santa Paula is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 30,335 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Santa Paula is the 248th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Santa Paula 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.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Santa Paula is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 39.73% of the Santa Paula workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Santa Paula is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Santa Paula who work in office and administrative support (11.59%), farm management occupations (11.29%), and sales jobs (8.09%).

For the size of the city, public transportation in Santa Paula is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Santa Paula, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The citizens of Santa Paula are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.36% of adults in Santa Paula have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Santa Paula in 2010 was $21,236, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $84,944 for a family of four. However, Santa Paula contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Santa Paula is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Santa Paula 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 Paula, accounting for 79.40% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Santa Paula residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Santa Paula include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

Santa Paula also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 30.64%.

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