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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.51% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Walnut is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.
If knowledge is power, Walnut is a pretty powerful place. 52.66% of the adults in Walnut have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Walnut's cultural character, accounting for 49.88% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Walnut is Chinese. Other important languages spoken here include English and Spanish.