Alamo, CA
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Living in Alamo


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 96.60% 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 (26.22%), sales jobs (17.74%), and business and financial occupations (15.26%).

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

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 18.73% 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". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Alamo is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.

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 33.84 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.

Despite being a small town, Alamo has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get 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. 74.17% 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 2018 was $104,767, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $419,068 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.

Alamo also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.47%.

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