Alamo, CA
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Living in Alamo

Alamo is a medium-sized town located in the state of California. With a population of 15,314 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Alamo is the 355th 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 96.44% 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 (23.50%), business and financial occupations (18.36%), and sales jobs (14.10%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Alamo telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 18.65% 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.

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.

In Alamo, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.27 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.

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.

If knowledge is power, Alamo is a pretty powerful place. 74.47% 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 2018 was $108,034, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $432,136 for a family of four.

Alamo is a very 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, Irish, Italian, and European.

In addition, Alamo has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.09%).

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