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 95.41% 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 (27.43%), sales jobs (17.55%), and business and financial occupations (12.99%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.64% 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.

In addition, Alamo is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

In Alamo, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.02 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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.

If knowledge is power, Alamo is a pretty powerful place. 71.86% of the adults in Alamo have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Alamo in 2010 was $78,813, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $315,252 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, English, Italian, and Russian.

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