Calabasas, CA
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Calabasas is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 24,319 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 95.32% 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 (17.27%), sales jobs (14.30%), and office and administrative support (10.41%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.40% 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, Calabasas is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Calabasas a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Calabasas has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Calabasas’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Calabasas, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.14 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

If knowledge is power, Calabasas is a pretty powerful place. 63.67% 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 $57,139, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $228,556 for a family of four. However, Calabasas contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 German, Irish, Iranian, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Calabasas's cultural character, accounting for 26.18% of the city’s population.

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