Hesperia, CA

Hesperia profile

Living in Hesperia

Hesperia is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 95,750 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Hesperia is the 78th largest community in California.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Hesperia is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.08% of the Hesperia workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Hesperia is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hesperia who work in sales jobs (11.19%), office and administrative support (10.11%), and management occupations (7.68%).

One downside of living in Hesperia, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.77 minutes every day commuting to work.

The rate of college-level education in Hesperia is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.19% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hesperia in 2018 was $19,196, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $76,784 for a family of four. However, Hesperia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hesperia is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hesperia 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 Hesperia, accounting for 58.13% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Hesperia residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Hesperia include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

Hesperia also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.13%.

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