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 5,678 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Cambria is the 500th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Cambria 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.
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 23.85% 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.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Cambria has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Cambria a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Cambria is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various 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 education level of Cambria ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Cambria, 44.43% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Cambria in 2018 was $52,079, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $208,316 for a family of four. However, Cambria contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Cambria is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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 Asian. Cambria also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 26.75% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Cambria include English, German, Irish, French, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Cambria is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.