Concord, CA
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Concord is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 128,667 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Concord is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (13.86%), management occupations (9.92%), and sales jobs (9.53%).

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.

In Concord, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.07 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Concord is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Concord area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The overall education level of Concord citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.77% of adults in Concord have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Concord in 2010 was $31,748, which is upper middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $126,992 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 30.54% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Concord include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

Concord also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 26.64%.

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