Atascadero is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 29,773 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Atascadero is the 259th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Atascadero 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.
Atascadero is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Atascadero is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Atascadero who work in management occupations (11.87%), sales jobs (10.38%), and office and administrative support (10.09%).
Also of interest is that Atascadero has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Atascadero telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.62% 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.
The education level of Atascadero citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.83% of adults in Atascadero have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Atascadero in 2018 was $38,044, which is upper middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $152,176 for a family of four. However, Atascadero contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Atascadero is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Atascadero home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Atascadero residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Atascadero also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.59% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Atascadero include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Atascadero is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.