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Aliso Viejo, CA
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Aliso Viejo profile

Living in Aliso Viejo

Aliso Viejo is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 51,221 people and ten associated neighborhoods, Aliso Viejo is the 176th 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.

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 21.18% 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 noticeable about Aliso Viejo, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Aliso Viejo is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Aliso Viejo a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

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 56.47% 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 2018 was $59,852, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $239,408 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 20.02% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Aliso Viejo include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Iranian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Aliso Viejo's cultural character, accounting for 24.06% of the city’s population.

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