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Corte Madera, CA
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Living in Corte Madera



Corte Madera is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 3,335 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Corte Madera is the 418th largest community in California.

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

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

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 31.54% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

One of the nice things about Corte Madera 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.

In Corte Madera, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.95 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.

In Corte Madera, a lot of people use a ferryboat to get to work every day though Corte Madera is a relatively small town. Those that ride a ferryboat are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Corte Madera. 74.09% 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 Corte Madera in 2018 was $95,257, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $381,028 for a family of four.

Corte Madera is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Corte Madera home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Corte Madera residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Corte Madera include English, German, Irish, Italian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Corte Madera is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.


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