Woodlake is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 7,654 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Woodlake is the 461st largest community in California.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Woodlake is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 45.37% of the Woodlake workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Woodlake is a city of service providers, farmers, fishers, or foresters, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Woodlake who work in farm management occupations (19.48%), sales jobs (10.71%), and maintenance occupations (9.64%).
In addition, many people in Woodlake have jobs in agriculture, more so than in most other communities in America. As a result, you will see quite a number of farms around town.
The citizens of Woodlake have a very low rate of college education: just 7.24% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Woodlake in 2010 was $12,469, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $49,876 for a family of four. However, Woodlake contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Woodlake is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Woodlake 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 Woodlake, accounting for 87.87% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Woodlake residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Woodlake include Italian, English, Scots-Irish, and Irish.
In addition, Woodlake has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (30.34%).
The most common language spoken in Woodlake is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Arabic.