Alamo, CA
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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 95.01% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Alamo is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Alamo who work in management occupations (27.44%), sales jobs (16.45%), and business and financial occupations (13.07%).

Also of interest is that Alamo has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.51% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Alamo really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Alamo perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Alamo, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.82 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

In Alamo, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Alamo is a relatively small town. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Alamo. 71.97% 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 $77,281, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $309,124 for a family of four.

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 Irish, German, Italian, and Russian.

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