Soledad is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 25,003 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Soledad is the 270th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Soledad 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 Soledad, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 45.42% of Soledad’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Soledad is a city of farmers, fishers, or foresters, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Soledad who work in farm management occupations (22.53%), office and administrative support (12.54%), and sales jobs (7.19%).
Soledad ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 3.74% of people over 25 have a college degree.
The per capita income in Soledad in 2010 was $9,701, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $38,804 for a family of four. However, Soledad contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Soledad is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Soledad 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 Soledad, accounting for 72.82% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Soledad residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Soledad include German, African, Italian, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Soledad's cultural character, accounting for 31.57% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Soledad is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Tagalog.