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 95.87% 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 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 33.45 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.

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. 72.13% 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 $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.