Walnut is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 29,685 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Walnut is the 249th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Walnut 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.
Walnut is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.25% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Walnut is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Walnut who work in management occupations (15.78%), office and administrative support (13.89%), and sales jobs (12.62%).
Also of interest is that Walnut has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Walnut telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.51% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Walnut is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Walnut a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Walnut has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Walnut’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Walnut is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Walnut, the average commute to work is 35.27 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Walnut. 52.66% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Walnut in 2018 was $41,232, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $164,928 for a family of four. However, Walnut contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Walnut is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Walnut home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Walnut residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Walnut also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.23% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Walnut include German, English, Irish, European, and Italian.
Walnut also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 49.88%.
The most common language spoken in Walnut is Chinese. Other important languages spoken here include English and Spanish.