Hawthorne, CA
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Living in Hawthorne


Hawthorne is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 86,068 people and 20 constituent neighborhoods, Hawthorne is the 87th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Hawthorne 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hawthorne is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hawthorne is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hawthorne who work in office and administrative support (14.04%), sales jobs (10.09%), and management occupations (7.25%).

One downside of living in Hawthorne, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.75 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Hawthorne is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Hawthorne area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The population of Hawthorne 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 Hawthorne, 22.29% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Hawthorne in 2018 was $25,645, which is lower middle income relative to California, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,580 for a family of four. However, Hawthorne contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hawthorne is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hawthorne 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 Hawthorne, accounting for 54.85% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Hawthorne residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Hawthorne include German, African, Nigerian, Irish, and English.

In addition, Hawthorne has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (35.63%).

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