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0.16% decline
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3.87% growth
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2.23% growth
Median Property Value
5.88% growth


The economy of Downey, CA employs 54,301 people. The economy of Downey, CA is specialized in Wholesale trade; Utilities; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 1.71; 1.67; and 1.4 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Downey, CA are Manufacturing (7,362), Healthcare & Social Assistance (6,929), and Retail trade (6,609), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($58,021), Finance & Insurance ($47,003), and Educational Services ($45,024).

Median household income in Downey, CA is $65,332. Males in Downey, CA have an average income that is 1.16 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,501. The income inequality of Downey, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Downey, CA. In Los Angeles County, CA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 72 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,222. Monterey County, CA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in California.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Downey, CA is from the county of Los Angeles County, CA.

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Downey, CA is home to a population of 113,223 people, from which 84.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Downey, CA is composed of 83,448 Hispanic residents (73.7%), 16,614 White residents (14.7%), 7,704 Asian residents (6.8%), 4,039 Black residents (3.57%), and 912 Two+ residents (0.81%). The most common foreign languages in Downey, CA are Spanish (64,747 speakers), Tagalog (1,916 speakers), and Korean (1,726 speakers), but compared to other places, Downey, CA has a relative high number of Spanish (64,747 speakers), Korean (1,726 speakers), and Greek (404 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Downey, CA awarded 1,112 degrees. The student population of Downey, CA is skewed towards females, with 208 male students and 904 female students. Most students in Downey, CA are Hispanic or Latino (617 and 55.5%), followed by Unknown (289 and 26%), White (95 and 8.54%), and Asian (56 and 5.04%). The largest universities in Downey, CA by number of graduates are Downey Adult School (1,112 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Downey, CA are Medical Assistant (372 and 33.5%), Dental Assisting (181 and 16.3%), and Pharmacy Technician (171 and 15.4%). The median tuition costs in Downey, 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.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Downey, CA is $449,900, which is 2.19 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $424,900 to $449,900, a 5.88% increase. The homeownership rate of Downey, CA is 49.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Downey, CA have an average commute time of 28.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Downey, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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