Brentwood, CA
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Brentwood is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 58,968 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Brentwood is the 167th largest community in California. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Brentwood, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Brentwood, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Brentwood’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Brentwood does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $92,589.00.

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, Brentwood isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Brentwood are a mix 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 office and administrative support (13.89%), sales jobs (12.26%), and management occupations (10.45%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.11% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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 37.77 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The overall education level of Brentwood citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.26% of adults in Brentwood have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Brentwood in 2010 was $34,550, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $138,200 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 25.12% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Brentwood include Italian, German, English, and European.

In addition, Brentwood has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.23%).

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