Soledad is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 25,999 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Soledad is the 270th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Soledad 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.
Soledad is a blue-collar town, with 49.26% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Soledad is a city of farmers, fishers, or foresters, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Soledad who work in farm management occupations (22.30%), office and administrative support (10.00%), and management occupations (5.87%).
The population of Soledad has a very low overall level of education: only 6.84% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Soledad in 2018 was $14,516, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $58,064 for a family of four. However, Soledad contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Soledad is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Soledad 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 Soledad, accounting for 72.52% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Soledad residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Soledad include German, Irish, African, Portuguese, and English.
In addition, Soledad has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (29.87%).
The most common language spoken in Soledad is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Arabic.