Cambria, CA
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Cambria is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 6,238 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Cambria is the 484th largest community in California.

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

Cambria is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.40% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Cambria is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Cambria who work in sales jobs (15.15%), food service (13.37%), and management occupations (10.73%).

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

A relatively large number of people in Cambria telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.13% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Cambria has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Cambria has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Cambria than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Cambria may be for you.

One of the nice things about Cambria is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

Cambria is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The citizens of Cambria are among the most well-educated in the nation: 47.55% of adults in Cambria have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Cambria in 2010 was $40,857, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $163,428 for a family of four. However, Cambria contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Cambria home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cambria residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Cambria also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.42% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Cambria include English, Irish, Italian, and Dutch.

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

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