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.

One thing that you will notice about Aliso Viejo is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Aliso Viejo a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Aliso Viejo, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Aliso Viejo is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 55.64% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Aliso Viejo's cultural character, accounting for 21.71% of the city’s population.

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