Turlock is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 72,292 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Turlock is the 117th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Turlock 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, Turlock isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Turlock are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Turlock is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Turlock who work in office and administrative support (14.20%), sales jobs (10.30%), and teaching (9.47%).
The population of Turlock overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Turlock, 23.46% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Turlock in 2010 was $23,700, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,800 for a family of four. However, Turlock contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Turlock is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Turlock home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Turlock residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Turlock also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 37.91% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Turlock include Portuguese, English, Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac, and Irish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Turlock's cultural character, accounting for 23.19% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Turlock is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.