South Gate, CA

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Population

95,420

0.211% growth

Median Age

31.6


Median Household Income

$47,281

3.86% growth

Poverty Rate

19.3%


Number of Employees

41,590

2.21% growth

Median Property Value

$351,000

6.69% growth

About

In 2017, South Gate, CA had a population of 95.4k people with a median age of 31.6 and a median household income of $47,281. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of South Gate, CA grew from 95,219 to 95,420, a 0.211% increase and its median household income grew from $45,522 to $47,281, a 3.86% increase.

The population of South Gate, CA is 95.2% Hispanic or Latino, 3.18% White Alone, and 0.603% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in South Gate, CA speak a non-English language, and 74.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in South Gate, CA are Advanced College (72 degrees awarded in 2016) and GDS Institute (69 degrees).

The median property value in South Gate, CA is $351,000, and the homeownership rate is 43.5%. Most people in South Gate, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.7 minutes. The average car ownership in South Gate, CA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of South Gate, CA employs 41.6k people. The largest industries in South Gate, CA are Manufacturing (6,565 people), Retail Trade (5,296 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,677 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($70,500), Information ($41,865), and Educational Services ($34,750).

Median household income in South Gate, CA is $47,281. Males in South Gate, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in South Gate, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,281

2017 value

± $1,889

3.86%

1 Year Growth

± 5.31%

Households in South Gate, CA have a median annual income of $47,281, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $45,522 in 2016, which represents a 3.86% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for South Gate, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 5359.02

  2. Census Tract 5361.03

  3. Census Tract 5362

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in South Gate, CA was Census Tract 5359.02 with a value of $64,848, followed by Census Tract 5361.03 and Census Tract 5362, with respective values of $62,885 and $55,897.

The following map shows all of the places in South Gate, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in South Gate, CA (18.4k out of 95.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    17,753 ± 927

  2. White

    10,972 ± 742

  3. Other

    6,690 ± 609

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in South Gate, CA is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

41.6k

2017 Value

± 1,299

2.21%

1 Year growth

± 4.31%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in South Gate, CA grew at a rate of 2.21%, from 40.7k employees to 41.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in South Gate, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,454 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,088 people), and Production Occupations (5,034 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of South Gate, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of South Gate, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,454 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,088 people), and Production Occupations (5,034 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, South Gate, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.94 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.09 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.61 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of South Gate, CA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($81,452), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($61,250), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($54,129).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

41.6k

2017 Value

± 1,299

2.21%

1 Year growth

± 4.31%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in South Gate, CA grew at a rate of 2.21%, from 40.7k employees to 41.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in South Gate, CA, are Manufacturing (6,565 people), Retail Trade (5,296 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,677 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of South Gate, CA, though some of these residents may live in South Gate, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in South Gate, CA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (6,565 people), Retail Trade (5,296 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,677 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, South Gate, CA has an unusually high number of Wholesale Trade (2.71 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.68 times), and Manufacturing (1.56 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in South Gate, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($70,500), Information ($41,865), and Educational Services ($34,750).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight ($157B) and Gasoline ($127B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

79.2% of the population of South Gate, CA has health coverage, with 34.3% on employee plans, 34.5% on Medicaid, 5.23% on Medicare, 4.92% on non-group plans, and 0.303% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of South Gate, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in South Gate, CA see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,281 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,281 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

20.8%

Uninsured

34.3%

Employer Coverage

34.5%

Medicaid

5.23%

Medicare

4.92%

Non-Group

0.303%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in South Gate, CA declined by 7.5% from 22.4% to 20.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in South Gate, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

South Gate, CA is home to a population of 95.4k people, from which 74.9% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of South Gate, CA residents were born outside of the country (41.4k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of South Gate, CA is composed of 90.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (95.2%), 3.03k White Alone residents (3.18%), 575 Black or African American Alone residents (0.603%), 555 Asian Alone residents (0.582%), 183 Two or More Races residents (0.192%), 129 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.135%), 36 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0377%), and 25 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0262%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in South Gate, CA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

20

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in South Gate, CA was 31.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 20, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in South Gate, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all South Gate, CA residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    41.4k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of South Gate, CA residents (41.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in South Gate, CA was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 California residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

74.9%

2017 Citizenship

75.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 74.9% of South Gate, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in South Gate, CA was 75.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    90.9k ± 3.29k

  2. White Alone

    3.03k ± 424

  3. Black or African American Alone

    575 ± 241

In 2017, there were 30 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (90.9k people) in South Gate, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.03k White Alone and 575 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in South Gate, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of South Gate, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in South Gate, CA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of South Gate, CA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    393 ± 116

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    300 ± 120

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    171 ± 81

South Gate, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in South Gate, CA awarded 141 degrees. The student population of South Gate, CA is skewed towards women, with 52 male students and 128 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in South Gate, CA are Hispanic or Latino (103 and 73%), followed by Black or African American (22 and 15.6%), Asian (9 and 6.38%), and Unknown (6 and 4.26%).

The largest universities in South Gate, CA by number of degrees awarded are Advanced College (72 and 51.1%) and GDS Institute (69 and 48.9%).

The most popular majors in South Gate, CA are General Administrative Assistant & Secretarial Science (57 and 40.4%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (34 and 24.1%), and Phlebotamy Technician (22 and 15.6%).

The median tuition costs in South Gate, CA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in South Gate, CA was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 34 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in South Gate, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 72 degrees awarded

  2. 69 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the South Gate, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Advanced College with 72 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

39

Degrees Awarded to Men

102

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 39 men were awarded degrees from institutions in South Gate, CA, which is 0.382 times less than the 102 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    103 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    22 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    9 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in South Gate, CA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 103 degrees mean that there were 4.68 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 22 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in South Gate, CA was $351,000 in 2017, which is 1.61 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $329,000 to $351,000, a 6.69% increase. The homeownership rate in South Gate, CA is 43.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in South Gate, CA have an average commute time of 30.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in South Gate, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$47,281

Median Household Income

± $1,889

23.6k

Number of Households

± 899

In 2017, the median household income of the 23.6k households in South Gate, CA grew to $47,281 from the previous year's value of $45,522.

The following chart displays the households in South Gate, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$351,000

2017 Median

± $3,784

$329,000

2016 Median

± $4,919

In 2017, the median property value in South Gate, CA grew to to $351,000 from the previous year's value of $329,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in South Gate, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In South Gate, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in South Gate, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In South Gate, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

43.5%

2017 Homeownership

44.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 43.5% of the housing units in South Gate, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 44.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in South Gate, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in South Gate, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in South Gate, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

30.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in South Gate, CA have a longer commute time (30.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.24% of the workforce in South Gate, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    70%

  2. Carpooled

    15.7%

  3. Public Transit

    7.05%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in South Gate, CA was Drove Alone (70%), followed by those who Carpooled (15.7%) and those who Public Transit (7.05%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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