The small city of Whittier, California is home to approximately 87,000 residents. The city's residents, at an average age of just over 37, skew younger than most cities in California. Renters tend to be in the minority in the city, and 59% of residents own their homes. The average rent of $1,344 per month is slightly below the state average.
Whittier has a relatively large number of residents older than 25 who possess a high school degree or GED (17%) compared to the California average. Further, 10% possess a Bachelor's degree and 6% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate. Workers are spread across a wide range of industries in Whittier. The four most common are retail, education, healthcare, and manufacturing. Together, these industries make up 24% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's residents work in sales, as 10% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. With an average annual income of around $84K, Whittier workers earn roughly the same as the average California resident. However, Whittier compares more favorably to the national average of $73,345.
Whittier has an average commute time of about 36 minutes, slower than the state average of about 32 minutes. Driving is the most common means of commuting to work, selected by 42% of residents, while public transit isn't used much. Few residents commute to work on foot.