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Coronado, CA
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Coronado profile


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 18,702 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Coronado is the 318th 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.

Coronado is a military town: the armed forces employs 18.35% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Professional, scientific, and technical services and Healthcare are important in the local economy and are the city’s largest civilian employers, employing 18.71% and 12.70% of the civilian workforce respectively.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Coronado telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 16.55% 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.

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

Coronado 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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Coronado. 64.08% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Coronado in 2018 was $66,476, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $265,904 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 18.61% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Coronado include Irish, English, German, Italian, and French.

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