Bell, CA

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Population

35,942

0.0418% growth

Median Age

30


Median Household Income

$39,686

2.22% growth

Poverty Rate

24.7%


Number of Employees

15,563

1.97% growth

Median Property Value

$352,000

9.01% growth

About

In 2017, Bell, CA had a population of 35.9k people with a median age of 30 and a median household income of $39,686. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bell, CA grew from 35,927 to 35,942, a 0.0418% increase and its median household income grew from $38,823 to $39,686, a 2.22% increase.

The population of Bell, CA is 92% Hispanic or Latino, 4.62% White Alone, and 1.44% Black or African American Alone. 89.2% of the people in Bell, CA speak a non-English language, and 73.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Bell, CA is $352,000, and the homeownership rate is 29.4%. Most people in Bell, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Bell, CA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Bell, CA employs 15.6k people. The largest industries in Bell, CA are Retail Trade (2,563 people), Manufacturing (2,352 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,785 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($35,114), Public Administration ($31,964), and Information ($30,652).

Median household income in Bell, CA is $39,686. Males in Bell, 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 Bell, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,686

2017 value

± $2,173

2.22%

1 Year Growth

± 7.65%

Households in Bell, CA have a median annual income of $39,686, 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 $38,823 in 2016, which represents a 2.22% 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 Bell, CA 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 Bell, CA 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 Bell, 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 5336.03

  2. Census Tract 5338.05

  3. Census Tract 5338.04

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bell, CA was Census Tract 5336.03 with a value of $41,368, followed by Census Tract 5338.05 and Census Tract 5338.04, with respective values of $39,217 and $37,418.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bell, CA (8.85k out of 35.8k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    7,779 ± 603

  2. White

    6,327 ± 550

  3. Other

    2,049 ± 317

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bell, 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

15.6k

2017 Value

± 836

1.97%

1 Year growth

± 7.37%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bell, CA grew at a rate of 1.97%, from 15.3k employees to 15.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bell, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,784 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,910 people), and Production Occupations (1,731 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bell, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bell, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,784 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,910 people), and Production Occupations (1,731 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bell, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.99 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (2.48 times), and Production Occupations (1.92 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bell, CA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($72,813), Legal Occupations ($51,000), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($50,673).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

15.6k

2017 Value

± 836

1.97%

1 Year growth

± 7.37%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bell, CA grew at a rate of 1.97%, from 15.3k employees to 15.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bell, CA, are Retail Trade (2,563 people), Manufacturing (2,352 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,785 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bell, CA, though some of these residents may live in Bell, 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 Bell, CA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (2,563 people), Manufacturing (2,352 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,785 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bell, CA has an unusually high number of Wholesale Trade (2.68 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (2.27 times), and Manufacturing (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bell, CA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($35,114), Public Administration ($31,964), and Information ($30,652).

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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 with $157B and Gasoline and $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

81.7% of the population of Bell, CA has health coverage, with 29% on employee plans, 43.3% on Medicaid, 3.72% on Medicare, 5.18% on non-group plans, and 0.488% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Bell, 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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1281 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 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

18.3%

Uninsured

29%

Employer Coverage

43.3%

Medicaid

3.72%

Medicare

5.18%

Non-Group

0.488%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bell, CA declined by 23.3% from 23.9% to 18.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bell, 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

Bell, CA is home to a population of 35.9k people, from which 73.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 43.2% of Bell, CA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Bell, CA is composed of 33.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (92%), 1.66k White Alone residents (4.62%), 519 Black or African American Alone residents (1.44%), 378 Asian Alone residents (1.05%), 206 Two or More Races residents (0.573%), 86 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.239%), 33 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0918%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Bell, CA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (28,335 speakers), Arabic (622 speakers), and Tagalog (229 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

19

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bell, CA was 30. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 19, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Bell, CA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Bell, CA residents was 30.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

43.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

41.9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 43.2% of Bell, CA residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bell, CA was 41.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Bell, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 Bell, CA residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

73.3%

2017 Citizenship

74.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 73.3% of Bell, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bell, CA was 74.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    33.1k ± 1.54k

  2. White Alone

    1.66k ± 346

  3. Black or African American Alone

    519 ± 306

In 2017, there were 19.9 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (33.1k people) in Bell, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.66k White Alone and 519 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 Bell, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    28,335 speakers (86%)

  2. Arabic

    622 speakers (1.89%)

  3. Tagalog

    229 speakers (0.695%)

89.2% of Bell, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Bell, CA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 86% of the overall population of Bell, CA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.89% speak Arabic and 0.695% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    164 ± 91

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    111 ± 83

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    51 ± 49

Bell, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bell, CA was $352,000 in 2017, which is 1.62 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $322,900 to $352,000, a 9.01% increase. The homeownership rate in Bell, CA is 29.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bell, CA have an average commute time of 30.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bell, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$39,686

Median Household Income

± $2,173

8.92k

Number of Households

± 566

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.92k households in Bell, CA grew to $39,686 from the previous year's value of $38,823.

The following chart displays the households in Bell, 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$352,000

2017 Median

± $12,892

$322,900

2016 Median

± $13,841

In 2017, the median property value in Bell, CA grew to to $352,000 from the previous year's value of $322,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bell, 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 Bell, 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 Bell, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bell, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

29.4%

2017 Homeownership

28.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 29.4% of the housing units in Bell, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 28.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Bell, 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 Bell, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bell, CA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

30.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bell, CA have a longer commute time (30.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.33% of the workforce in Bell, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73%

  2. Carpooled

    10.6%

  3. Public Transit

    8.09%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bell, CA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Public Transit.

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