Walnut, CA
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Living in Walnut


Walnut is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 30,006 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 90.40% 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 office and administrative support (15.49%), management occupations (13.79%), and sales jobs (11.65%).

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.

Because of many things, Walnut is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Walnut really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Walnut perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Walnut, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.34 minutes every day commuting to work.

If knowledge is power, Walnut is a pretty powerful place. 51.98% 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 2010 was $36,767, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $147,068 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 20.53% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Walnut include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Dutch.

In addition, Walnut has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (50.30%).

The most common language spoken in Walnut is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.