Concord, CA
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Living in Concord


Concord is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 129,783 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Concord is the 46th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Concord 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.

Unlike some cities, Concord isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Concord are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Concord is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Concord who work in office and administrative support (13.26%), sales jobs (10.93%), and management occupations (10.88%).

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

One downside of living in Concord is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Concord, the average commute to work is 32.80 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Concord is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Concord, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The education level of Concord citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.20% of adults in Concord have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Concord in 2010 was $34,634, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $138,536 for a family of four. However, Concord contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Concord is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Concord home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Concord residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Concord also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 30.61% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Concord include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Concord's cultural character, accounting for 26.67% of the city’s population.

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