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.

When you are in Santa Paula, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 39.73% of Santa Paula’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. 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%).

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Santa Paula is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Santa Paula area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The percentage of adults in Santa Paula with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 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.