Carpinteria, CA

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Living in Carpinteria

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 13,622 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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Carpinteria who work in office and administrative support (12.49%), sales jobs (9.83%), and management occupations (9.45%).

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

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.61% 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.

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.

The overall education level of Carpinteria citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.64% of adults in Carpinteria have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Carpinteria in 2010 was $38,867, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $155,468 for a family of four. However, Carpinteria contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Carpinteria is an extremely 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 45.08% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Carpinteria include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Swedish.

In addition, Carpinteria has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (24.05%).

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

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