Acton, CA
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Acton profile

Living in Acton

Acton is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 7,431 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Acton is the 459th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Acton are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Of important note, Acton is also a town of artists. Acton has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Acton’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.34% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Acton has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Acton has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Acton than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Acton may be for you.

One downside of living in Acton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Acton, the average commute to work is 44.20 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The percentage of people in Acton who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.62% of adults in Acton have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Acton in 2018 was $49,046, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $196,184 for a family of four. However, Acton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Acton is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Acton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Acton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Acton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 30.43% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Acton include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Acton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.

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