Benicia, CA
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Benicia is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 28,343 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 managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Benicia who work in management occupations (17.68%), office and administrative support (12.10%), and sales jobs (8.80%).

One downside of living in Benicia, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.46 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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.

Benicia is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.19% of adults in Benicia have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Benicia in 2010 was $47,681, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $190,724 for a family of four. However, Benicia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 14.84% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Benicia include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

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