Aliso Viejo, CA
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Aliso Viejo is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 51,671 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Aliso Viejo is the 180th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Aliso Viejo are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Aliso Viejo is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.51% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Aliso Viejo is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Aliso Viejo who work in management occupations (19.00%), sales jobs (14.87%), and office and administrative support (10.94%).

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

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

A relatively large number of people in Aliso Viejo telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.40% 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.

Another interesting thing about Aliso Viejo, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Aliso Viejo. 55.64% 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 Aliso Viejo in 2010 was $47,053, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $188,212 for a family of four.

Aliso Viejo is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Aliso Viejo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Aliso Viejo residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Aliso Viejo also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.62% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Aliso Viejo include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Iranian.

In addition, Aliso Viejo has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.71%).

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