Benicia is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 28,167 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.
Benicia is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.99% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Benicia is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Benicia who work in management occupations (14.99%), office and administrative support (13.79%), and sales jobs (10.02%).
Also of interest is that Benicia has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Benicia use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Benicia‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the subway. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
The citizens of Benicia are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.05% 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 $43,640, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $174,560 for a family of four.
Benicia is a very 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 15.20% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Benicia include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Benicia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.