Placentia, a town in California, has a population of slightly less than 53,000. The city's population, with an average age of just under 38, is middle-of-the-pack compared to other cities in California, which has an average age of 37. Renters tend to be in the minority in the city, and 64% of residents own their homes. Relatively high rent costs may play a role, as the average rent of $1,637 a month is higher than the state average.
Placentia has an average commute time of about 32 minutes. Driving is the prevailing way to get to work, chosen by 46% of workers, while public transportation isn't widely used. Walking isn't a common means of commuting to work.
Placentia has a relatively high concentration of residents older than 25 with Bachelor's degrees (17%) compared to the national average (13%). Furthermore, 26% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. Placentia residents have a wide range of industries from which to choose. The four most common are retail, manufacturing, entertainment, and healthcare. Combined, these industries account for 26% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, as 9% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. With an average annual income of just under $101,000, Placentia workers take home more than the average California resident. Placentia's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.