Atascadero is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 30,330 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Atascadero is the 254th 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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Atascadero is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 healthcare (11.67%), office and administrative support (10.68%), and management occupations (9.37%).
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.
In terms of college education, Atascadero is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.12% of adults in Atascadero have a college degree.
The per capita income in Atascadero in 2010 was $38,371, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $153,484 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 17.09% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Atascadero include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Atascadero is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.