Cayucos is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 2,680 people and just one neighborhood, Cayucos is the 601st largest community in California.
Real Estate Prices
Cayucos home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Cayucos real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Cayucos is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.20% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Cayucos is a town of service providers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cayucos who work in sales jobs (11.98%), office and administrative support (10.32%) and food service (10.14%).
Also of interest is that Cayucos has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Cayucos telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.62% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Cayucos is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
Cayucos 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.
In Cayucos, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Cayucos is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.