Calabasas, CA
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Living in Calabasas


Calabasas is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 23,954 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Calabasas is the 291st largest community in California.

Calabasas home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Calabasas real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Calabasas is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 94.09% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Calabasas is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Calabasas who work in management occupations (18.22%), sales jobs (13.98%), and office and administrative support (11.04%).

Of important note, Calabasas is also a city of artists. Calabasas has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Calabasas’s character.

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.55% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

One downside of living in Calabasas is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Calabasas, the average commute to work is 33.43 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

If knowledge is power, Calabasas is a pretty powerful place. 64.52% of the adults in Calabasas have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Calabasas in 2010 was $72,709, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $290,836 for a family of four.

Calabasas is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Calabasas home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Calabasas residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Calabasas include Irish, German, Iranian, Russian, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Calabasas's cultural character, accounting for 26.03% of the city’s population.

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