Brentwood, CA
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Brentwood is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 62,433 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Brentwood is the 167th largest community in California. Brentwood has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Brentwood, where the median household income is $96,945.00.

Housing costs in Brentwood 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, Brentwood is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Brentwood is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brentwood who work in sales jobs (11.32%), office and administrative support (11.16%), and management occupations (11.01%).

Also of interest is that Brentwood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Brentwood is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Brentwood really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Brentwood perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Brentwood is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Brentwood, the average commute to work is 38.64 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The education level of Brentwood citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.54% of adults in Brentwood have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Brentwood in 2010 was $36,463, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $145,852 for a family of four. However, Brentwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Brentwood is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Brentwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brentwood residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Brentwood also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.58% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Brentwood include Irish, German, Italian, English, and French.

In addition, Brentwood has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.77%).

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