Coronado, CA
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Living in Coronado


Coronado is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 24,417 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Coronado is the 319th largest community in California.

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

15.84% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Coronado. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Professional, scientific, and technical services and Healthcare industries respectively employ 15.33% and 14.51% of the civilian workforce.

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

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 20.69% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Coronado, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.

One of the nice things about Coronado is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

If knowledge is power, Coronado is a pretty powerful place. 61.99% of the adults in Coronado have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Coronado in 2010 was $54,525, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $218,100 for a family of four.

Coronado is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Coronado home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Coronado residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Coronado also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.49% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Coronado include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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