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.
Soledad is a blue-collar town, with 47.76% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Soledad is a city of farmers, fishers, or foresters, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Soledad who work in farm management occupations (24.92%), office and administrative support (10.28%), and sales jobs (9.75%).
As is often the case in a small city, Soledad doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The population of Soledad has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 4.81% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Soledad in 2010 was $9,745, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $38,980 for a family of four. However, Soledad contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Soledad is an extremely 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 69.65% 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, English, and Italian.
Soledad also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 32.79%.
The most common language spoken in Soledad is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Arabic.