Alamo is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 15,611 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Alamo is the 353rd largest community in California.
Alamo home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Alamo real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Alamo is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 95.87% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Alamo is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Alamo who work in management occupations (32.43%), sales jobs (17.45%), and business and financial occupations (11.25%).
A relatively large number of people in Alamo telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 15.97% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Because of many things, Alamo is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Alamo a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Alamo has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Alamo’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Alamo is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Alamo, the average commute to work is 33.45 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though Alamo is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the subway for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Alamo. 72.13% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Alamo in 2010 was $91,961, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $367,844 for a family of four.
Alamo is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Alamo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Alamo residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Alamo include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Alamo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.