Coronado, CA
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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 24,812 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.

The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Coronado, employing 17.00% of the workforce. While it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy, where the Healthcare and Professional, scientific, and technical services industries employ 15.58% and 13.19% of the civilian workforce, respectively.

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: 19.08% 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 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.

If knowledge is power, Coronado is a pretty powerful place. 58.73% 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 $48,476, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $193,904 for a family of four. However, Coronado contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 15.37% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Coronado include English, Irish, Italian, and French .

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