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.

Brentwood is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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.

Brentwood is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Brentwood’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Brentwood, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 38.64 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, Brentwood 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: 29.54% of adults in Brentwood have a college 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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Brentwood's cultural character, accounting for 15.77% of the city’s population.

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