Benicia, CA
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Living in Benicia


Benicia is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 28,306 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Benicia is the 264th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Benicia 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, Benicia isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Benicia are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Benicia is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Benicia who work in management occupations (16.99%), office and administrative support (11.29%), and sales jobs (9.39%).

In Benicia, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.10 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Benicia is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Benicia area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The citizens of Benicia are among the most well-educated in the nation: 43.43% of adults in Benicia have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Benicia in 2010 was $50,793, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $203,172 for a family of four.

Benicia is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Benicia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Benicia residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Benicia also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.27% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Benicia include Irish, German, English, Italian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Benicia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.