Carpinteria, CA
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Carpinteria is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 13,727 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Carpinteria is the 376th largest community in California.

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

Unlike some cities, Carpinteria isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Carpinteria are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Carpinteria is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Carpinteria who work in office and administrative support (15.66%), maintenance occupations (8.33%), and sales jobs (8.19%).

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

Carpinteria 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

In terms of college education, Carpinteria is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.45% of adults in Carpinteria have a college degree.

The per capita income in Carpinteria in 2010 was $33,331, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $133,324 for a family of four. However, Carpinteria contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Carpinteria is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Carpinteria home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Carpinteria residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Carpinteria also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 45.05% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Carpinteria include Irish, German, Italian, and French .

Carpinteria also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 25.47%.

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

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